Performing Identities on Saint Martin and Sint Maarten

Francio Guadeloupe

in Chanting Down the New Jerusalem

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780520254886
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942639 | DOI:
Performing Identities on Saint Martin and Sint Maarten

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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

Chapter.  18853 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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