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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Chevannes, Barry; Besson, Jean
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Sociology and Social Work; Faculty of Social Sciences
Article Title
The continuity - creativity debate: The case of revival
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New West Indian Guide=Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
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Date of Publication
1996
Volume ID
70
Issue ID
3 & 4
Page(s)
209-228
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Abstract
Shows that African cultural 'grammatical' themes have been re-created and transformed in varying social contexts from slavery to the present day. Therefore, Revival, both as a religion and worldview, represents both continuity and re-creation. Argues that any attempt to polarize the debate around Caribbean culture into an African continuity versus a creole creativity position is misplaced. Suggests that such cultural traditions and social contexts should be viewed from a dynamic historical perspective.....
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