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Raggamuffin Cultural Studies: X-Press Novels' Yardies and Cop Killers Put Britain On Trial

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Collins,Loretta (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
mar 2001
Published:
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Notes:
Examines the representations of Jamaican dancehall culture and Yardies in British journalism and in two novels published by X-Press publishing firm. Analysis of the novels Yardie, by Victor Headley and Cop Killer, by Donald Gorgon; Discussion on the Jamaican dancehall music and the raggamuffin or ragga consciousness; Discussion on the symbolic location of Jamaican youth in British discourses.;