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Chanting Down the New Jerusalem : Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean.

Author: Francio Guadeloupe
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.
Series: Anthropology of Christianity, 4.
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In this brilliantly evocative ethnography, Francio Guadeloupe probes the ethos and attitude created by radio disc jockeys on the binational Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Examining the intersection of Christianity, calypso, and capitalism, Guadeloupe shows how a multiethnic and multireligious island nation, where livelihoods depend on tourism, has managed to encourage all social classes to transcend  Read more...
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Guadeloupe, Francio.
Chanting Down the New Jerusalem : Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francio Guadeloupe
ISBN: 9780520942639 0520942639 0520254899 9780520254893 0520254880 9780520254886
OCLC Number: 773565087
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Map of Saint Martin and Sint Maarten; Map of the Caribbean Islands; Introduction: A New Jerusalem in the Caribbean Sea; 1. So Many Men, So Many Histories: The History that Matters to the Islanders; 2. Performing Identities on Saint Martin and Sint Maarten; 3. Christianity as a Metalanguage of Inclusiveness; 4. Clarke's Two Vitamin Cs for Successful Living; 5. DJ Shadow's Prescription for Rastafari Individuality; 6. The Hip-Hop- and Christian-Inspired Metaphysics of DJ Cimarron; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index; A. Bc; d; e; f; g; h; i; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; r; s; t; u; v; w; x; y; z.
Series Title: Anthropology of Christianity, 4.

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Probes the ethos and attitude created by radio disc jockeys on the binational Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. This book examines the intersection of Christianity, calypso, and  Read more...

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