Rough Riding: Tanya Stephens and the Power of Music to Transform Society
$37.00

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

By Adwoa Ntozake Onuora, Anna Kasafi Perkins, Ajamu Nangwaya
US$ 37.00
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents
  • Series page
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue
  • PART 1: WHO IS TANYA?
    • 1. Tanya Stephens as a Black Feminist Organic Intellectual
    • 2. The Tenderness of Tanya, the Vulnerability of Vivienne
    • 3. The Gangsta as Feminist in the Lyrics of Tanya Stephens*
  • PART 2: “STILL #1 WITH A#2 PENCIL”: PRODUCING AND DISSEMINATINGKNOWLEDGE
    • 4. “The Sound of My Tears”
    • 5. Tanya Stephens as Apostle of Critical Literacy
    • 6. “Yuh Cyaan Hangle di Ride”
    • 7. The Call to Resistance
  • PART 3: “PUT IT ON YOU”TANYA STEPHENS’SEROTIC PLAYBOOK
    • 8. A Lyrical Juxtaposition of Tanya Stephens and Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez
    • 9. The Collision of RastafarI and the Erotic in the Work of Tanya Stephens
    • 10. “It’s a Pity Yuh Already Ave a Wife”
    • 11. Power and the Construction of the Erotic
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix
  • Contributors
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