and Resistance a study of the Rastafarian Movement in all its
manifestations, from the evolution in the hills of Jamaica to its
present manifestations in the streets or Birmingham and the Shashamane
Settlement in Ethiopia. It traces the cultural, political and spiritual
sources of this movement of resistance, highlighting the quest for
change among an oppressed people. This book serves to break the
intellectual traditions which placed the stamp of millenarianism on
Campbell has many of the qualifications for the task he has undertaken. He has been struggling for some years to apply the scientific theory of society to the reality of the African and Caribbean politics, and the process has avoided the creation of false gods.