ISRF Book Launch Reminder: Dancehall In/Securities, 18th January 2024
Next Thursday: An in-person book launch and conversation with Professor Patricia Noxolo & Dr ‘H’ Patten, editors – with Sonjah Stanley-Niaah – of Dancehall In/Securities.
This book focuses on how in/security works in and through Jamaican dancehall, and on the insights that Jamaican dancehall offers for the global study of in/security.
This collection draws together a multi-disciplinary range of key scholars in in/security and dancehall. World-leading academic experts on Dancehall Studies, from the University of the West Indies’ Institute of Caribbean Studies and Reggae Studies Unit, as well as independent dancehall and dance practitioners from Kingston, and writers from the UK, US and continental Europe offer their differently situated perspectives on dancehall, its histories, spatial patterning, professional status and aesthetics.
The study brings together critical security studies (the study of how security is negotiated in our everyday lives) with dancehall studies and will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners in theatre, dance and performance studies, sociology, cultural geography, anthropology, postcolonial studies, diaspora studies, musicology and gender studies.
Two of the editors – Patricia Noxolo (Professor in Human Geography, University of Birmingham) & ‘H’ Patten (ISRF Independent Scholar Fellow 2021-22) – will be joined by Kate Dossett, Professor of American History at the University of Leeds, whose two main areas of interest are Black Cultural History and Gender history. A Q&A will follow, moderated by Chris Newfield, ISRF Director of Research.
Join us from 5pm on Thursday 18th January at Barnard’s Inn Hall (30 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HH). Register Now.
This event is the twenty-ninth in the ISRF’s series of Book Launches.