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Marshall, Annecka
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Centre for Gender & Development Studies-Mona Unit
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Jezebels, soca and dancehall divas: The impact of images of femininity upon social policies and gender relationships in the Caribbean
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SALISES Seventh Annual Conference: Social Policy in the Post-Independence Era
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March 29-31, 2006
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Barbados
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16
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http:; www.cavehill.uwi.edu/salises/conferences/conf_2006.htm
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Abstract
The biblical image of Jezebel portrays womanhood as evil, shameless and treacherous. Jezebels are allegedly power hungry, sexually aggressive and immoral. I want to consider the extent that the Jezebel stereotype influences policy interventions as well as partnerships among Caribbean men and women. I debate the implications of challenging tensions in soca and dancehall cultures whereby women are perceived as Jezebels and men as unfaithful and unreliable. I focus on the importance of developing familial and community solidarity that confronts the antagonistic notion of women undermining, marginalizing and emasculating men in the Caribbean region. As policy makers, comrades and lovers improving feminist consciousness and activism around gender relationships is fundamental to social, economic and political emancipation in Caribbean societies.....
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