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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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The Hip-hop- and Christian-Inspired Metaphysics of DJ Cimarron

The Hip-hop- and Christian-Inspired Metaphysics of DJ Cimarron

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(p.176) Chapter 6 The Hip-hop- and Christian-Inspired Metaphysics of DJ Cimarron
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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/9780520254886.003.0007

This chapter studies DJ Cimarron, a disc jockey who sought to address socioeconomic inequality and the responsibility of the “have-mores” toward the “have-lesses.” DJ Cimarron's case shows that discursive regimes that are constitutive of dominant societal identifications always “fail” to a certain extent, because people are social subjects and are never carbon copies. This chapter also discusses the modification of the performance of social roles.

Keywords:   DJ Cimarron, socioeconomic inequality, discursive regimes, societal identifications, social roles

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