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Rough Riding: Tanya Stephens and the Power of Music to Transform Society

Rough Riding: Tanya Stephens and the Power of Music to Transform Society

  • Editor: Nangwaya, Ajamu
  • Editor: Onuora, Adwoa Ntozake
  • Editor: Perkins, Anna Kasafi

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$54.00

Printed on demand

Estimated despatch time 7 - 10 days

Contents

  • Foreword: Dancehall Culture Upsetting Delicate Sensibilities vii
  • CAROLYN COOPER
  • Preface: Be Bold for Change: On Violence against Women and Girls ix
  • VIVIENNE ( TANYA STEPHENS) STEPHENSON
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Prologue: Rough Riding: Tanya Stephensand the Power of Music to Transform Society 1
  • ADWOA NTOZAKE ONUORA, ANNA KASAFI PERKINS AND AJAMU NANGWAYA
  • Part 1: Who Is Tanya?
  • 1 Tanya Stephens as a Black Feminist Organic Intellectual of Dancehall and Reggae 23
  • AJAMU NANGWAYA
  • 2 The Tenderness of Tanya, Vulnerability of Vivienne: Reassessing Dancehall's Ruff Rider 49
  • MELVILLE COOKE
  • 3 The Gangsta as Feminist in the Lyrics of Tanya Stephens 64
  • TANYA BATSON-SAVAGE
  • Part 2: "Still #1 with a #2 Pencil": Producing and Disseminating Knowledge
  • 4 "The Sound of My Tears": Tanya Stephens and the Meanings of Crying 79
  • ANNA KASAFI PERKINS
  • 5 Tanya Stephens as Apostle of Critical Literacy 93
  • ADWOA NTOZAKE ONUORA AND AJAMU NANGWAYA
  • 6 "Yuh Cyaan Hangle di Ride": Tanya Stephens's Critique of Societal Inefficiency 113
  • ELSA CALLIARD-BURTON
  • 7 The Call to Resistance: The Weaponization of Language in the Music of Tanya Stephens 127
  • NICOLE PLUMMER
  • Part 3: "Put It on You": Tanya Stephens's Erotic Playbook
  • 8 A Lyrical Juxtaposition of Tanya Stephens and Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez 155
  • ALPHA OBIKA
  • 9 Collision of RastafarI and the Erotic in the Work of Tanya Stephens 179
  • SARA SULIMAN
  • 10 "It's a Pity Yuh Already Ave a Wife": The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Tanya Stephens's Civilized Man-Sharing 208
  • CHAZELLE RHODEN
  • 11 Power and the Construction of the Erotic 221
  • KAREN CARPENTER
  • Epilogue: "A Bunch of Righteous Freaks": Tanya, God, Christians and the Bible 243
  • ANNA KASAFI PERKINS
  • Appendix 263
  • Contributors 265