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Author Wintersteen, Benjamin.
Title An Ethnographic Study of Papadjab, an Afro-Caribbean Devil Dancer : the Christmas Street Festival in St. Lucia.
Imprint Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.

Author Wintersteen, Benjamin.
Subject Christmas -- Saint Lucia.
Festivals -- Saint Lucia.
Devil -- Social aspects -- Saint Lucia.
Folklore -- Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (154 pages)
Note Print version record.
Summary This book examines the religious, mythological and performance elements of the traditional Afro-Caribbean street festival. Using the theories of performance, political economy and symbolic analysis, this work elucidates how elements of African, European and South American cultures interact to produce a unique understanding of the colonial and post-colonial experience.
Contents AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF PAPADJAB, AN AFRO-CARIBBEAN DEVIL DANCER The Christmas Street Festival in St. Lucia; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Foreword; Prologue; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Methods and Ethnography; Chapter 3: The Papadjab Ritual; Chapter 4: Form and Structure; Chapter 5: Papadjab in Context; Chapter 6: Conclusions; Appendices; Transcript of Interviews; Kweyol Glossary of Terms; Names of St. Lucia Figure M-2 (Jesse 1979:92); Rough Timeline of Critical Events (Figure M-1); Bibliography; Index
ISBN 9780773418592 (electronic bk.)
0773418598 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 811505430
Additional Format Print version: 9780773436886.

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