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Queens, kings and swagga: Gender and the will to adorn in Jamaican Dancehall

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Delgado De Torres,Lena Balfour (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/docview/848920025/fulltextPDF/7CFAE942847A4893PQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
New York: State University of New York at Binghamton
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Jamaica, Blacks, Sociology, African diaspora, Communications, masculinity, Dance, Gender studies
Notes:
306 p., Investigates the shifts in gender constructions currently taking place in Jamaica, a peripheral nation-state, during a period which is characterized by hegemonic dissolution in the world-system. These shifts are defined by class- and gender-based conflicts over the norms, values and aesthetics associated with the traditional bourgeois classes. The fulcrum for investigation is Jamaica's Dancehall culture, which currently exhibits changes in the field of masculinity, in which clashes over the body occur constantly. These conflicts center around dress, gendered dancing styles and adornment.