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Noises in the Blood Orality, Gender, and the "Vulgar" Body of Jamaican Popular Culture

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ISBN-10: 0822315955

ISBN-13: 9780822315957

Edition: N/A

Authors: Carolyn Cooper

List price: $22.95
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"Carolyn Cooper's book is lively, stimulating, challenging, witty, and skillfully-written. "Noises in the Blood "is the kind of text that a range of scholars and specialists and general readers in oral literature, cultural studies, African diaspora and Caribbean studies, popular culture, and cross-cultural literatures will find useful, helpful, and necessary."--Carole Boyce Davies, State University of New York, Binghamton
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 2/8/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface: Informing cultural studies: a politics of betrayal?
Introduction: Oral/sexual discourse in Jamaican popular culture
'Me know no law, me know no sin': transgressive identities and the voice of innocence: the historical context
'Culture an tradition an birthright': proverb as metaphor in the poetry of Louise Bennett
That cunny Jamma oman: representations of female sensibility in the poetry of Louise Bennett
Words unbroken by the beat: the performance poetry of Jean Binta Breeze and Mikey Smith
Writing oral history: Sistren Theatre Collective's Lionheart Gal
Country come to town: Michael Thelwell's The Harder They Come
Chanting down Babylon: Bob Marley's song as literary text
Slackness hiding from culture: erotic play in the dancehall
From 'centre' to 'margin': turning history upside down
Appendix 1: Proverbs from Louise Bennett
Appendix 2: Jamaican proverbs: a gender perspective