Religion, Diaspora and Cultural Identity: A Reader in the Anglophone Caribbean

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John W. Pulis
Taylor & Francis, 1999 - Religion - 417 pages
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Although the religions of the Caribbean have been a subject of popular media, there have been few ethnographic publications. This text is a much-needed and long overdue addition to Caribbean studies and the exploration of ideas, beliefs, and religious practices of Caribbean folk in diaspora and at home. Drawing upon ethnographic and historical research in a variety of contexts and settings, the contributors to this volume explore the relationship between religious and social life. Whether practiced at home or abroad, the contributors contend that the religions of Caribbean folk are dynamic and creative endeavors that have mediated the ongoing and open-ended relation between local and global, historical and contemporary change.
  

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Contents

Becoming a Tile
45
Suriname
67
From Soundscapes
87
Contents
112
A View from
125
Representing Rastafari into
153
Blasphemy Sacrilege and Moral Degradation in
189
Pentecostal Community and Jamaican Hierarchy
215
Spiritual Baptist Music
277
Chaos Compromise and Transformation in the Orisha
295
The Place of Community
311
The Apotheosis
337
Words Sounds and Reading
357
Afterword Echoes
403
Index
413
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Interpolating Religion in Trinidad
247

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