Performance and Belonging in the Caribbean Diaspora
Tina K. Ramnarine uses ethnographic approaches to unravel creative processes of memory, innovation and production and to interrogate geographies of musical canons, hybridity discourses and culture theory. She challenges us to rethink diaspora as only being about displacement, to move beyond the limits of marginalisation and otherness, and to imagine the possibilities of 'beautiful cosmos'. Asking 'where is home in the diaspora?' this book presents radical perspectives in the study of diaspora.
Tina K. Ramnarine is a musician, writer and Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of Beautiful Cosmos: Performance and Belonging in the Caribbean Diaspora (Pluto, 2007), amongst other books.
1. Home In The Diaspora
2. Performing 'Britishness'?
3. Towards Beautiful Cosmos
4. Dancing Diaspora
5. Riddim In Lyrics
6. "I'm A Stranger"
7. Reaching For The Trickster Gateway?
Bibliography and discography
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