Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope

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On the basis of a body of reggae songs from the 1970s and late 1990s, this book offers a sociological analysis of memory, hope and redemption in reggae music. From Dennis Brown to Sizzla, the way in which reggae music constructs a musical, religious and socio-political memory in rupture with dominant models is vividly illustrated by the lyrics themselves. How is the past remembered in the present? How does remembering the past allow for imagining the future? How does collective memory participate in the historical grounding ...

Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope 2016, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781784992804

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Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope 2010, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719076213

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