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Whether Beast of Human: The Cultural Legacies of Dread, Locks, and Dystopia

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Frank,Kevin (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Jun 2007
Published:
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Notes:
Analyzing the ongoing problem of Caribbean racial exploitation, particularly fear signified through one of the most potent Caribbean symbols, dreadlocks, I argue that Medusa's alterity is altered by Rastafarians' snake-like hair, but the transformative power of Rasta dreadlocks is contested through certain cinematic depictions of dread.;