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Tanya Stephens and the Power of Music to Transform Society
Rough Riding: Tanya Stephens and the Power of Music to Transform Society is a groundbreaking collection of articles that explore the contribution of the cultural worker, feminist organic intellectual, and controversial reggae and dancehall artiste Tanya Stephens. An accomplished lyricist on par with the genre’s celebrated male performers, Stephens has been producing socially conscious and transformative music that is associated with revolutionary reggae music of the 1970s and 1980s. The contributors to this anthology – a diverse group of scholars, activists and reggae professionals – explore the range of ideas and issues raised in Stephens’s extensive body of work and examine the important role cultural workers play in inspiring shifts in consciousness and, ultimately, the social order.
Why do many Jamaican men acknowledge the importance of love, but also believe that men have the right to physically discipline their partners? How far does fathering become a journey of personal self-development? What happens to “outside children” when the father also has children at home? Why do fathers believe that they must toughen their sons? These are some of the questions which are carefully explored in this groundbreaking study of Jamaican fathers. The study departs from the tradition of Caribbean family research in which the focus has usually been placed on women and on households and instead gives men the opportunity to speak for themselves. Unlike the familiar emphasis on low-income households, this new study interviewed men across a range of social classes and within different community contexts. As a result, the impact of harsh economic conditions is unmistakable in limiting the ability of Jamaican men to translate their fathering commitment into active and continuing involvement.
- Sean by Kamau Brathwaite
- Eric by Kamau Brathwaite
- Foreword by Prime Minister Mottley
- Words are Nails and the Poet Kamau Brathwaite is the Hammer by Professor Opal Palmer Adisa
- Haiku for KamauE. Ethelbert Miller
- 12-Volcano by Kamau Brathwaite
- Kamau’s Abeng by Hilary Beckles
- Giant of Caribbean Letters by Velma Pollard
- Sound and Thought That Binds: Kamau Brathwaite by Tim Reiss
- Path by Jack Hirschman
This volume features:
1. IUU Fishing, Transnational Crime, and Jamaica’s Incomplete Policy Design by Kim Moloney, and Judy-Ann Neil
2. Exposure to Family Violence and Bullying Perpetration: An Explanation through the Lens of the General Theory of Crime by Hyunin Baek, Sunguook Lee, and Randy Seepersad
3. The status of youth incarceration in the Caribbean by Kayla R. Freemon, Lidia E. Nu˜no, and Charles M. Katz
4. Performance Measurements – The Cartwheels of the Modern Court System by Denarto Dennis
5. Yonique Campbell, Citizenship on the Margins: State Power, Security and Precariousness in 21st-Century Jamaica. Palgrave McMillan by Alexandra Abello Colak
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