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Anderson, Leon, and Mathew Austin. 2012. “Auto-Ethnography in Leisure Studies.” Leisure Studies 31 (2): 131–46. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02614367.2011.599069?journalCode=rlst20   This paper seeks to situate the role of autoethnographic methods and analysis as a legitimate framework for positioning qualitative dimensions in the field of leisure studies. By observing trends and results in a number of scholarly works that use […]

  • Posted on 23 March 2022
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Babylon by Franco Rosso (UK, 1980, 95’)

British drama film written by Franco Rosso and Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia). Filmed in SE London, it follows the young reggae MC Blue (interpreted by Brinsley Forde of British reggae act Aswad) of the fictional sound system Ital Lion facing personal and family issues as well as systemic racism and police violence, during the days ahead […]

  • Posted on 28 July 2021
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02. Cooper, Carolyn, ed. 2012. Global Reggae. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press.

These plenary lectures from the “Global Reggae” conference convened at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica in 2008 eloquently exemplify the breadth and depth of current scholarship on Jamaican popular music. Radiating from the Jamaican centre, these illuminating essays highlight the “glocalization” of reggae – its global dispersal and adaptation in diverse local […]

  • Posted on 28 July 2021
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03. Cooper, Carolyn. 2004. Sound Clash. Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Large. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

In this provocative study of dancehall culture, Cooper offers a sympathetic account of the philosophy of a wide range of dancehall DJs: Shabba Ranks, Lady Saw, Ninjaman, Capleton, among others. Cooper also demonstrates the ways in which the language of dancehall culture, often devalued as mere ‘noise,’ articulates a complex understanding of the border clashes […]

  • Posted on 28 July 2021
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05.  D’Aquino, Brian. 2021. Black Noise. Tecnologie della Diaspora Sonora. Milano: Meltemi (Italian)

By amplifying the aesthetics and the politics of noise, this book discusses the relation between sound, technology, race and power. Starting from the distinctive sonic signature of Jamaican Popular Music, the result is an ear-to-the-loudspeaker cultural critique, both radical and thorough, addressing the way other epistemologies can disturb a self-serving, Western narrative of modernity. LINK […]

  • Posted on 28 July 2021
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11. Henry, William, and Matthew Worley. 2021. Narratives from Beyond the UK Reggae Bassline: The System is Sound. London

This book explores the history of reggae in modern Britain from the time it emerged as a cultural force in the 1970s. As basslines from Jamaica reverberated across the Atlantic, so they were received and transmitted by the UK’s Afro-Caribbean community. From roots to lovers’ rock, from deejays harnessing the dancehall crowd to dub poets […]

  • Posted on 28 July 2021
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12. Hope, Donna P. 2001. Inna di Dancehall: Popular Culture and the Politics of Identity in Jamaica. Mona: University of the West Indies Press.

This work provides an accessible account of a poorly understood aspect of Jamaican popular culture. It explores the socio-political meanings of Jamaicas dancehall culture. In particular, the book gives an account of the power relations within the dancehall and between the dancehall and the wider Jamaican society. Hope gives the reader an unmatched insiders view […]

  • Posted on 28 July 2021
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17. Stanley-Niaah, Sonjah Nadine. 2010. Dancehall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.

DanceHall combines cultural geography, performance studies and cultural studies to examine performance culture across the Black Atlantic. Taking Jamaican dancehall music as its prime example, DanceHall reveals a complex web of cultural practices, politics, rituals, philosophies, and survival strategies that link Caribbean, African and African diasporic performance. Sonjah Stanley Niaah relates how dancehall emerged from […]

  • Posted on 28 July 2021
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