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Chanting Down the New JerusalemCalypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean$
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Francio Guadeloupe

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520254886

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520254886.001.0001

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DJ Shadow's Prescription for Rastafari Individuality

DJ Shadow's Prescription for Rastafari Individuality

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(p.141) Chapter 5 DJ Shadow's Prescription for Rastafari Individuality
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Chanting Down the New Jerusalem
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Francio Guadeloupe

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520254886.003.0006

This chapter takes a look at DJ Shadow, a member of one of the wealthiest local clans in SMX. The discussion introduces the One Love ideology, which is the assertion of a universal human identity and a privileging of individuality above ethnic and national differences. It discusses Rastafari and the Rastafari message of egalitarianism, and even identifies the secrets of DJ Shadow's success. The chapter also introduces DJ Shadow's notion of Rastafari individuality, which is a way to promote an inclusive politics of belonging without explicitly addressing socioeconomic inequalities.

Keywords:   DJ Shadow, One Love ideology, human identity, individuality, ethnic differences, national differences, egalitarianism, Rastafari individuality, belonging, socioeconomic inequalities

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