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Rastafarianism in Bullet Tree Falls, Belize: Exploring the Effects of International Trends

Department of Anthropology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA
Societies 2020, 10(1), 24; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc10010024
Received: 14 December 2019 / Revised: 16 February 2020 / Accepted: 17 February 2020 / Published: 28 February 2020
In 1991, a group of Rastafarians in the village of Bullet Tree Falls, Belize, started out adhering to the principles of piety and protest that characterized the Rastafarians when began in Jamaica in the 1930s. After being Rastafarian for several years, village adherents gravitated to new values and lifestyles, not the protest and piety that kicked off the movement in Jamaica and Belize. The beginnings resembled a revitalization movement, an attempt at making a more satisfying culture. Yet over time, individual Rastafarians in Bullet Tree Falls sought material advantages, and the Rastafarians were flattered by the attention of tourists and others. Changes in the Rastafarians’ orientation and practices are examined as a consequence of global trends and local cultural influences. The article examines how international and local trends dissolved a revitalization movement. View Full-Text
Keywords: Rastafarians; Belize; international and local cultural trends; revitalization movements and related social movements Rastafarians; Belize; international and local cultural trends; revitalization movements and related social movements
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Gordon, A. Rastafarianism in Bullet Tree Falls, Belize: Exploring the Effects of International Trends. Societies 2020, 10, 24.

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