Theodicy and Lovindeer’s ‘Wild Gilbert’ on Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast

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Jamieson, M. 2019. Theodicy and Lovindeer’s ‘Wild Gilbert’ on Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast. Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society. 43 (2), pp. 88-91.
AuthorsJamieson, M.
Abstract

This article considers the impact of Lovindeer's reggae recording 'Wild Gilbert' on the people of eastern Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast who experienced Hurricane Joan in October 1988. Lovindeer's song which was released shortly afterwards offered a humorous account of Hurricane Gilbert providing a theodicy, examined here that made moral sense for the people of Nicaragua affected by Joan at the time and which was still very popular during the period of my first fieldwork in the early 1990s.

JournalSuomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society
Journal citation43 (2), pp. 88-91
ISSN0355-3930
Year2019
PublisherSuomen Antropologinen Seura
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.30676/jfas.v43i2.77628
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.30676/jfas.v43i2.77628
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Online06 Feb 2019
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Deposited28 Mar 2019
Accepted15 Jan 2019
Accepted15 Jan 2019
Copyright information© 2019 The author
LicenseCC BY-NC 4.0
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