Niaah on Jamaican Dancehall

Niaah, Sonjah Stanley. DanceHall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto. University of Ottawa Press, 2009.  Coming October 2009. From the University of Ottawa Press Catalogue: "The first extended study of Jamaican dancehall music and performance culture. DanceHall combines cultural geography, performance studies and cultural studies to examine performance culture across the Black Atlantic. Taking Jamaican dancehall … Continue reading Niaah on Jamaican Dancehall

Readings in Black Geographies

Carl H. Nightingale.  “Before Race Mattered: Geographies of the Color Line in Early Colonial Madras and New York.” The American Historical Review 113, no. 1 (February 1, 2008): 48-71. First paragraph: By the 1710s, British authorities at both Madras, India, and New York City had made, by fits and starts, more than a half-century of … Continue reading Readings in Black Geographies