Chanting Down the New Jerusalem (häftad)
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Chanting Down the New Jerusalem (häftad)

Chanting Down the New Jerusalem

Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Häftad Engelska, 2009-01-16
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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 survival express ordinary people's hopes and fears and promote tolerance.
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"Chanting Down the New Jerusalem is a welcome addition to the anthropological literature of Christianity, capitalism, and nationalism." Religion & Society "Incisive and vibrant... The people of Sint Maarten and Saint Martin ... came alive on every turn of a page." Black Theology "A first-rate study notable for its straightforward treatment of issues surrounding national identity, tourism, and development." -- Stephen D. Glazier Church History Stds In Christiany And Culture "A rich, vivid and colourfully written ethnography." -- Heidi Harkonen Suomen Antropologi: J Finnish Anthro Soc "An original contribution to the study of Caribbean religions." New West Indian Guide / NWIG

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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.


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