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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Cooper, Carolyn
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Title, Analytic
I Shot the Sheriff: Gun Talk in Jamaica's Popular Music
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Author, Monographic
Springwood, Charles
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Title, Monographic
Open Fire: Understanding Global Gun Cultures
Reprint Status
Refereed
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Place of Publication
Oxford & New York
Publisher Name
Berg
Date of Publication
2007
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Page(s)
153-164
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Excerpted from the Chapter ''Lyrical Gun': Metaphor and Role play in Jamaican Dancehall Culture' in Sound Clash
Abstract
Argues that 'badmanism' is a theatrical pose and that literal interpretation of Jamaican dance hall lyrics ignores the use of metaphor and roleplay in Caribbean popular culture. This leads to a misunderstanding of the culture.