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Caribbean Popular Culture

Caribbean Popular Culture

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Power, Politics and Performance

Caribbean Popular Culture: Power, Politics and Performance is an anthology of previously published works, newly commissioned pieces and substantially revised or updated articles which examine the Caribbean popular – an idea that has been an important and contested terrain for exploring the dynamic and oftentimes subversive cultural expressions of the region.

Author: Yanique Hume & Aaron Kamugisha, eds.

Product Description

Caribbean Popular Culture: Power, Politics and Performance is an anthology of previously published works, newly commissioned pieces and substantially revised or updated articles which examine the Caribbean popular – an idea that has been an important and contested terrain for exploring the dynamic and oftentimes subversive cultural expressions of the region. 

The Caribbean popular arts, whether embodied in the hybrid musical genres or vernacular performance and festival traditions, have historically provided a space for social and political critique, the performance of visibility and also articulations of a temporal emancipatory ethos with its attendant acquisition of power and status. Beyond the spaces of their local/regional enactments and the social realities out of which they emerged and continue to circulate, Caribbean popular culture has over time contributed to contemporary understandings of global and diasporic cultures and, at the same time, the dynamics of inter-cultural encounters.

In this collection, key writings on the Caribbean expressive terrain and popular cultural production are also supplemented by an extensive further reading list and arresting colour plates.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 7 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-621-5

Pages:

802

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

April 2016

Additional Information:

Colour illustrations

About the Author

Yanique Hume is a lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. She specializes in the multidisciplinary field of Caribbean Cultural Studies with a focus on Cuba and Haiti.

Aaron Kamugisha is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave hill. His research interests span the social, political and cultural thought of the Caribbean and African diaspora.

Contents

Articles in each section from the authors listed.

1. Framing the Popular
Sylvia Wynter
Stuart Hall
Michael Dash
Rogelio Martínez Furé
Hilary Beckles
Carolyn Cooper
Gordon Rohlehr

2. Language and Orality
Aimé Césaire
Kamau Brathwaite
Édouard Glissant
Roger Abrahams
Velma Pollard
Marlene Nourbese Phillip
Michael Smith

3. The Caribbean Sacred Arts
David H. Brown
Kate Ramsey
Katherine Smith
Donna P. Hope
Carrie Viarnés
Yanique Hume

4. Visuality and the Caribbean Imaginary
Krista Thompson
Claire Tancons
Ama
Veerle Poupeye
Sylvia Wynter

5. Caribbean Masquerade and Festival Politics
Pamela R. Franco
Elizabeth McAlister
Judith Bettelheim
Aisha Khan
Kenneth Bilby
Joan Fayer and Joan F. McMurray

6. Music and Popular Consciousness
Jocelyne Guilbault
Nadi Edwards
Gage Averill
Robin Moore
Deborah Pacini Hernández
Susan Harewood
Umi Vaughan

7. The Caribbean Creative
Keith Nurse
Mike Alleyne
Suzanne Burke
Deborah A. Thomas

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