Chanting Down the New Jerusalem

Chanting Down the New Jerusalem

Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

eBook - 2008
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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.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780520254886
0520254880
9780520254893
0520254899
9780520942639
0520942639
Characteristics: 1 online resource (271 pages)

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