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Author Guadeloupe, Francio, 1971-
Title Chanting Down the New Jerusalem : Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.

Author Guadeloupe, Francio, 1971-
Series The anthropology of Christianity ; 4
Anthropology of Christianity ; 4.
Subject Ethnology -- Saint Martin (West Indies)
Ethnicity -- Saint Martin (West Indies)
Anthropology of religion -- Saint Martin (West Indies)
Religion and culture -- Saint Martin (West Indies)
Disc jockeys -- Social aspects -- Saint Martin (West Indies)
Music -- Social aspects -- Saint Martin (West Indies)
Saint Martin (West Indies) -- Ethnic relations.
Saint Martin (West Indies) -- Race relations.
Saint Martin (West Indies) -- Social conditions.
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.
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Summary 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 their ethnic and religious differences. In his pathbreaking analysis, Guadeloupe credits the island DJs, whose formulations of Christian faith, musical creativity, and capitalist su.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-244) and index.
ISBN 9780520942639 (electronic bk.)
0520942639 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612772467
OCLC # 773565087
Additional Format Print version: Guadeloupe, Francio. Chanting Down the New Jerusalem : Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008 9780520254886

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