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Author Beckford, Robert.

Title Jesus dub : theology, music and social change / Robert Beckford.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.

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 UniM Bail  261.578 BECK    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 182 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-175) and index.
Contents 1. Theorising the politics of sound -- 2. Diasporic dialogue : the emergence of sound systems and Pentecostal churches -- 3. The set and the spirit : dancehall and church hall as cultural resistance -- 4. The gospel of dub : origins and development -- 5. Dub hermeneutics : form and content -- 6. Jesus dub -- 7. Echo chamber : dialogue with William (Lez) Henry -- 8. Spirit dub : towards heteroglossia -- 9. Prosperity dub : commonwealth countries -- Conclusion : theology and culture dub.
Summary "Jesus Dub is Robert Beckford's exploration of the dialogue between two central institutions in African Caribbean life: the church and the dancehall. Beckford shows how Dub, one of the central features of dancehall culture, can be mobilised as a framework for re-evaluating theology, taking apart doctrine and reconstructing it under the influence of a guiding theme. Engaging with the social and cultural heritage which informs Christian African Caribbean culture, including the influence of slavery, Revival Christianity and working-class Jamaican life; Black theology; and music ranging from post-war Sound System to American Hip Hop, Jesus Dub is an exploration of how throughout history, music and faith have been transformed in response to racialised oppression. Finally, Beckford demonstrates that dub style appears in the teachings of Jesus, and that dub is a tool which can provide new ways of envisaging and practising spiritual gifts and financial giving, proposing a more inclusive theology for everyone."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Dub (Music) -- Jamaica -- Religious aspects.
Dub (Music) -- Social aspects.
Blacks -- Caribbean Area -- Religion.
Pentecostalism -- Caribbean Area.
Standard Number 9780415310185 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780415310192 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780203413395 (e-book)
ISBN 0415310180 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0415310199 (paperback: alk. paper)
0203413393 (e-book)