Is David Starkey right or has the Jamaican bible movement lost its mind?: Language and atonement.

Beckford, R. (2016) Is David Starkey right or has the Jamaican bible movement lost its mind?: Language and atonement. In: Andrews, K. and Palmer, L., eds. Blackness in Britain. Race and Ethnicity. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 101-114 ISBN 9781138840638

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Abstract

This chapter is a critical correlation between atonement theology and the black vernacular to produce a redemptive view of the Jamaican language. The essay explores the imperial linguistics of British colonialism in the West Indies, and the evolution of Jamaican patois, centering on current debates over the validity and utility of patois in postcolonial Jamaica, and Jamaican diaspora communities in Britain. Through a critical correlation with womanist atonement theory, a redemptive view of patois is constructed, where language functions as lived experience of resistance to the structural evil of empire.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Dr Robert Beckford
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 17:18
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017 17:18
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15733

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