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Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Large
Megawattage sound systems have blasted the electronically enhanced riddims and tongue-twisting lyrics of Jamaica's dancehall DJs across the globe. This high-energy raggamuffin music is often dissed by old-school roots reggae fans as a raucous degeneration of classic Jamaican popular music. In this provocative study of dancehall culture Carolyn Cooper, Professor of Literary ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 15th 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 2004)
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carloyn cooper is my hero! I'm readying myself to write a paper comparing her view of the insidious stereotype of the "mad" jamaican who has been driven insane through the process of migration... representing a border clash between supposed madness and sanity AND Kwame Dawes's representation of madness as linked to the creative process, particularly in Prophets. Boo yah. Papers aren't just for students.