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

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Jones, S. 2011. Simon Jones, Black culture, White Youth: the Reggae Tradition from JA to UK. in: Duncombe, S. and Tremblay, M. (ed.) White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race London, New York Verso. pp. 216-220
Chapter titleSimon Jones, Black culture, White Youth: the Reggae Tradition from JA to UK
AuthorsJones, S.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsYouth Culture, Popular Music, Punk Rock, Reggae, Race Relations
Research GroupMusic group
Page range216-220
Book titleWhite Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race
EditorsDuncombe, S. and Tremblay, M.
PublisherVerso
Place of publicationLondon, New York
ISBN
Hardcover9781844676880
Publication dates
Print2011
Publication process dates
Deposited05 Oct 2015
Output statusPublished
Publisher's version
LanguageEnglish
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