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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Stanley-Niaah, Sonjah N.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Institute of Caribbean Studies
Article Title
Kingston's Dancehall: A Story of Space and Celebration
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Space and Culture
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Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
7
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
102-118
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http:; sac.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/7/1/102
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Abstract
From the 'limbo' to 'Jerry Springer,' Jamaican dance moves have mostly been created in Kingston’s inner city. With select citizenry and spatiality, dancehall-Jamaica’s reggae descendant is a site of collective memory. To contextualize how this urban lifestyle functions, the author provides a brief historical background to the rise of dancehall during the period between 1986 and 2002. She introduces some of the missing stories of dancehall by examining space and bodily performance. Finally, the author assesses the kind of significance the spatiality, temporality, and embodiment of dancehall holds for Kingston’s urban memory.....
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