Jamaica: Resources

 

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Books
 
Alleyne, Mervin C. Roots of Jamaican Culture.
Pluto, 1988.
 
Bakan, Abigail B. Ideology and Class Conflict in Jamaica: The Politics of Rebellion. McGill-Queens University Press, 1990.
 
Barrow, Steve & Peter Dalton. The Rough Guide to Reggae: The Definitive Guide to Jamaican Music, from Ska Through Roots to Ragga.
Rough Guides Ltd., 2001.
 
Cezair-Thompson, Margaret. The True History of Paradise: A Novel.
Dutton Press, 1999.
 
Chevannes, Barry. Rastafari: Roots and Ideology.
Syracuse University Press, 1994.
 
Cooper, Carolyn. Noises in the Blood: Orality, Gender and the "Vulgar" Body of Jamaican Popular Culture.
Duke University Press, 1995.
 
Davis, Stephen and Peter Simon. Reggae Bloodlines: In Search of the Music and Culture of Jamaica.
De Capo Press, New York. 1992.
 
Hausman, Gerald, ed. The Kebra Nagast; The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica.
Saint Martin's Press, 1997.
 
Henry, Paget. Caliban's Reason; Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy.
Routledge, 2000.
 
Isbister, John ed. Promises Not Kept; Betrayal of Social Change in the Third World. 2001
 
Kempadoo, Kamala, ed. Sun, Sex and Gold. 1999
 
Kincaid, Jamaica. A Small Place.
The Penguin Group. 1989.
 
Levi, Darrell E. Michael Manley: The Making of a Leader.
University of Georgia Press, 1990.
 
Obika. Radicalism and Social Change in Jamaica, 1960-1972.
University of Tennessee Press, 1991.
 
Sherlock, Phillip and Hazel Bennett. The Story of the Jamaican People.
Ian Randle Publishers, 1998.
 
Stolzoff, Norman C. Wake the Town and Tell the People: Dancehall Culture in Jamaica.
Duke University Press, 2000.
 
Websites
 
 
Music (by artist and genre)
 

 

 

Roots Reggae:
Bob Marley 
Peter Tosh 
Burning Spear 
Dennis Brown
 
Dancehall: 
Buju Banton 
Sizzla 
Capleton 
Bounty Killer 
Lady Saw
 
Movies
 
Life and Debt 
The Harder They Come 
Dancehall Queen 
Third World Cop 
Country Man