Cooper, Carolyn J.
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Department of Literatures in English
Mama, is that you?: erotic disguise in the films Dancehall Queen and Babymother
Bailey, Barbara; Leo-Rhynie, Elsa A.
Gender in the 21st century: Caribbean perspectives, visions and possibilities
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This paper posits dancehall culture, not as demoralizing to women, but instead, as a liberating space in which women are able to play out eroticized roles that may not be available to them in everyday life. The author explores this liberation and erotic disguise with specific reference to the films, Dancehall Queen and Babymother. Also provides an analysis of skin bleaching; dress and the re-eroticisation of motherhood.....