Hilary Beckles
Heather Russell
Kingston, Jamaica
University of the West Indies Press
Rihanna :Barbados world-gurl in global popular culture
9789766405243
9766405247
211 pages
Caribbean Cultural Studies
Popular music - History and criticism.
Music - Social aspects.
Singers - Caribbean Area.
Singers - United States.
CONTENTS6
SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY ANDAWARDS FOR RIHANNA8
Introduction. “BAADEST-BAJAN, WICKEDEST WORLD-GURL”12
1. WESTBURY WRITES BACK25
2. RIHANNA AS GLOBAL ICON ANDCARIBBEAN THRESHOLD FIGURE49
3. INTERNATIONAL IDENTITY85
4. “WHAT’S MY NAME?”107
5. SHE DANCES ON THE HOLODECK130
6. FROM “F LOVE” TO “HE IS THE ONE”?149
7. RIHANNA AND BAJAN RESPECTABILITY170
8. RIHANNA192
CONTRIBUTORS220
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS222