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Revolutionary Threads.

Revolutionary Threads

Bobby Sullivan

Akashic Books

232 Third Street, #A115, Brooklyn, NY 11215

9781617756559, $15.95, PB, 228pp,

Synopsis: "Revolutionary Threads: Rastafari, Social Justice, and Cooperative Economics" offers an American Rasta's retelling of episodes in American history with an anticolonial thrust, accented by Bobby Sullivan's own personal experiences.

"Revolutionary Threads" ties together various subjects while returning each time to the culture of Rastafari, social justice movements, and cooperative economics.

From how we perceive history in general, America's precolonial past, and global capitalism's early development and the resistance to it, to political prisoners and a celebration of religious tolerance, "Revolutionary Threads" approaches North America with an African-centrical perspective.

With "Revolutionary Threads", Sullivan aims to dispel the oversimplification of our perceptions of Rastafari, as well as other cultures, in the age of the Internet, where the loudest voices are often the most extreme and divisive. "Revolutionary Threads" aptly serves as a unifying agent for our all-too-connected global village, and for the resistance to the consolidation of global capital and all its excesses.

Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Revolutionary Threads: Rastafari, Social Justice, and Cooperative Economics" is a groundbreaking study that is enhanced for academia with the inclusion of an appendix (Rastafari Historical Time Line), and a nine page bibliography. While unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library Political Science, Contemporary Social Issues, and Rasafari Studies collections, it should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Revolutionary Threads" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $15.15).

Able Greenspan


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Title Annotation:Revolutionary Threads: Rastafari, Social Justice, and Cooperative Economics
Author:Greenspan, Able
Publication:MBR Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2018
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