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

By: Guadeloupe, Francio, 1971-Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (271 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520942639 (electronic bk.); 0520942639 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): 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 conditionsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Chanting Down the New Jerusalem : Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean.DDC classification: 305.80097297/6 | 305.800972976 LOC classification: GN564.S26 G83 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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.
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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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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.

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Francio Guadeloupe is Assistant Professor at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Research Fellow at the Royal Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, and Extraordinary Research Fellow at the University of Saint Martin.

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