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Author Cooper, Carolyn, 1950-

Title Sound clash : Jamaican dancehall culture at large / Carolyn Cooper
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004

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Description ix, 348 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction : word, sound, and power -- 1. Border clash : sites of contestation -- 2. Slackness personified : representations of female sexuality in the lyrics of Bob Marley and Shabba Ranks -- 3. Lady Saw cuts loose : female fertility rituals in the dancehall -- 4. "Mama, is that you?" : erotic disguise in the films Dancehall queen and Babymother -- 5. "Lyrical gun" : metaphor and role-play in dancehall culture -- 6. "More fire" : chanting down Babylon from Bob Marley to Capleton -- 7. "Vile vocals" : exporting Jamaican dancehall lyrics to Barbados -- 8. Hip-hopping across cultures : reggae to rap and back -- 9. "Mix up the Indian with all the patwa" : rajamuffin sounds in cool Britannia -- 10. The dancehall transnation : language, lit/orature, and global Jamaica
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Dancehall (Music) -- History and criticism.
Music and dance -- Jamaica -- History.
Popular music -- Jamaica -- History and criticism.
Dance halls -- Social aspects -- Jamaica.
Women dancers -- Sexual behavior -- Jamaica.
Ragga (Music)
Popular culture -- Jamaica.
Jamaica -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 2003060161
ISBN 1403964254 cloth
1403964246 paperback