Dr Michael A. Barnett is presently a lecturer and academician in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. Since obtaining his Ph.D., he has lectured as an Assistant Professor both at Florida International University and Temple University, prior to lecturing at UWI. He has written numerous articles in the field of Rastafari studies, some of which have been published in Caribbean Quarterly, Journal of Caribbean Studies and the Journal of Black Studies. Dr. Barnett is also interested in Black Social movements in general and Black Liberation theology movements in particular, (especially in regards to their emergence in the Caribbean and the United States, as outcomes of the emergent ideological perspectives of Pan-Africanism, Black Nationalism, Ethiopianism and Black Power.)
2013 0-7734-4364-9 A fresh look at the diverse ideology of the Rastafari movement from its historical Pan African origins. The author’s insight and his detailed comparison of the Rastafari to the Nation of Islam highlights the way in which Black Nationalism helped to develop and maintain positive group identity for preservation and advancement of these movements.