Inna Di Dancehall Popular Culture and the Politics of Identity in Jamaica

ISBN-10: 9766401683
ISBN-13: 9789766401689
Edition: 2006
Authors: Donna P. Hope
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This work provides an accessible account of a poorly understood aspect of Jamaican popular culture. It explores the socio-political meanings of Jamaica's dancehall culture. In particular, the book gives an account of the power relations within the dancehall and between the dancehall and the wider Jamaican society. Hope gives the reader an unmatched insider's view and explanation of power, violence and gender relations in Jamaica as seen through the prism of the dancehall.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Setting the Dancehall Stage: The Historical Moment
Defining the Dancehall
"Love Punaany Bad": Sexuality and Gender in the Dancehall
"Bigging Up Dons and Shottas": Violence in the Dancehall
Identity Politics inna the Belly of the Dancehall
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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