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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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Performing Identities on Saint Martin and Sint Maarten

Performing Identities on Saint Martin and Sint Maarten

(p.32) Chapter 2 Performing Identities on Saint Martin and Sint Maarten
Chanting Down the New Jerusalem

Francio Guadeloupe

University of California Press

This chapter clarifies the relationship between the newcomers and the locals. It centers on the small segment of the population that claims autochthony and tries to understand the skillful use of transnational and national identities to create temporary shared identities. The chapter also discusses the wider economic, political, and social milieus where radio disc jockeys operate to promote inclusive belonging.

Keywords:   newcomers, locals, autochthony, transnational identities, national identities, shared identities, disc jockeys, inclusive belonging

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