Simon Jones, Black culture, White Youth: the Reggae Tradition from JA to UK

Jones, Simon (2011) Simon Jones, Black culture, White Youth: the Reggae Tradition from JA to UK. In: White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race. Duncombe, Stephen and Tremblay, Maxwell, eds. Verso, London, New York, pp. 216-220. 9781844676880.

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This selection revisits the issue of reggae’s impact on punk rock in 1970s British youth culture. It argues not only that some punks and Rastas saw the potential for solidarity between the two musics, but also that reggae as a Black art form also structured what punk would become. The author argues that it was precisely punks' involvement with reggae, and its appropriation of some of reggae’s tropes that gave rise to the movement's DIY approach to music making, its directness of expression and its attempts to close the gaps between artists and audience.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (uncontrolled): Youth Culture, Popular Music, Punk Rock, Reggae, Race Relations
Editors: Duncombe, Stephen and Tremblay, Maxwell
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 17862
Depositing User: Simon Jones
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 10:07
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 19:00
ISBN: 9781844676880

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