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Journal Article
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Author, Analytic
Hope, Donna P.
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Article Title
Dons1 and shottas: Performing violent masculinity in dancehall culture
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Journal Title
Social and Economic Studies
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Date of Publication
2006
Volume ID
55
Issue ID
1 and 2
Page(s)
115
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http:; proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1202019691&sid=2&Fmt=1&clientId=31897&RQT=309&VName=PQD
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Abstract
This paper examines representations of masculinity through the cultural production and performance of violence in dancehall music culture by a cadre of male artistes who perform and articulate narratives of violence across the body of the Jamaican dancehall. While female dancehall artistes, like Lady Saw and Tanya Stephens, can ascend to high positions of status and legitimacy via the throne of “slackness” or sexually explicit lyrics, the role of lyrical “Don” in the dancehall is overtly masculine and remains confined and guarded from feminine intervention.....
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