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An ethnographic study of Papadjab, an Afro-Caribbean devil dancer: the Christmas street festival in St. Lucia

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Wintersteen,Benjamin (Author), Browne,Katherine E. (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780773436886
Published:
Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN:
9780773436886
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Social life and customs, Social conditions, Carnivals and festivals, Saint Lucia, Christmas, Folklore, Devil
Notes:
136 p., Examines the religious, mythological and performance elements of the Afro-Caribbean street festival. Using the theories of performance, political economy and symbolic analysis, this work shows how elements of African, European and South American cultures interact to produce a unique understanding of the colonial and post-colonial experience.