Violence, Musical Identity, and the Celebrity of the Spanglers Crew in Jamaica

Wadabagei, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009

30 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2013

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This chapter explores the celebrity status of the Spanglers Crew in the Mathews Lane countersociety and how the crew uses dancehall music and culture to construct musical identity and express its celebrity status. This study has four parts, which are outlined below. The study is not so much a multilayered research design but more so methodological eclecticism. This eclecticism facilitates a nested enquiry into the subaltern celebrity culture in Jamaica by pulling together media reports, popular music, dancehall events, and the entertainment rituals and views of a criminal gang.

Keywords: Celebrity, Spanglers Gang, Musical Identity, Jamaica, Violence

Suggested Citation

Charles, Christopher, Violence, Musical Identity, and the Celebrity of the Spanglers Crew in Jamaica (2009). Wadabagei, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2372187

Christopher Charles (Contact Author)

University of the West Indies ( email )

Kingston
Kingston 7
Mona, Mona Kingston 7
Jamaica

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