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Chanting Down the New Jerusalem
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Map of Saint Martin and Sint Maarten
  2. pp. xii-13
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  1. Map of the Caribbean Islands
  2. pp. xiii-15
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  1. Introduction: A New Jerusalem in the Caribbean Sea
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. So Many Men, So Many Histories: The History that Matters to the Islanders
  2. pp. 11-31
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  1. 2. Performing Identities on Saint Martin and Sint Maarten
  2. pp. 32-74
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  1. 3. Christianity as a Metalanguage of Inclusiveness
  2. pp. 75-108
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  1. 4. Clarke’s Two Vitamin Cs for Successful Living
  2. pp. 109-140
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  1. 5. DJ Shadow’s Prescription for Rastafari Individuality
  2. pp. 141-175
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  1. 6. The Hip-Hop- and Christian-Inspired Metaphysics of DJ Cimarron
  2. pp. 176-205
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 206-224
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 225-228
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  1. References
  2. pp. 229-244
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 245-255
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 271-271
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