Author Affiliation, Ana.
I Shot the Sheriff: Gun Talk in Jamaica's Popular Music
Open Fire: Understanding Global Gun Cultures
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Oxford & New York
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Excerpted from the Chapter ''Lyrical Gun': Metaphor and Role play in Jamaican Dancehall Culture' in Sound Clash
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.