just so everyone knows, rastafarians are strongly against the word "rastafarianism"
Rastafari say that they reject "-isms". They see a wide range of "isms
and schisms" in modern society and want no part in them, for example
communism and capitalism. They especially reject the word Rastafarianism
because they see themselves as having transcended "isms and schisms".
This has created some conflict between Rastas and some members of the
academic community studying the Rastafari phenomenon, who insist on
calling this religious faith Rastafarianism
, in spite of the
disapproval this generates within the Rastafari movement. Nevertheless,
the practice continues among scholars. However, the study of Rasta
using its own terms has occurred.
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