DJ Shadow's Prescription for Rastafari Individuality

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:
DJ Shadow's Prescription for Rastafari Individuality

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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

Chapter.  15929 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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