Dancehall In/Securities

A book launch and conversation with Professor Patricia Noxolo & Dr 'H' Patten

A book launch and conversation with Professor Patricia Noxolo & Dr ‘H’ Patten, editors – with Sonjah Stanley-NIaah – of Dancehall In/Securities, also featuring Kate Dossett & Denise Noble.

18th January 2024 | Barnard’s Inn Hall, London

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 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 two discussants: Kate Dossett, Professor of American History at the University of Leeds, whose two main areas of interest are Black Cultural History and Gender history; and Denise Noble, an Independent Scholar whose work focuses on the entanglements of race, gender and sexuality in Black political thought and Black cultural politics. A Q&A will follow, moderated by Chris Newfield, ISRF Director of Research.

This event is the twenty-ninth in the ISRF’s series of Book Launches.