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By Krista A. Thompson
Published: 09 February 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... Nassau Bahamas proms global hip-hop youth culture spectacle ...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375982-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... This chapter examines a popular local practice in the Bahamas in which performing for the camera is central: proms. Here, young people stage elaborate entrances projected onto screens within the prom venue. Young people, influenced by hip-hop and dancehall culture, perform their own visibility...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7358-2
... scrubs, prom dresses, or coats and ties, with photos of those same individuals performing menacing stereotypes of black urban life. The photos anticipate their sitters’ own premature deaths, refusing to be silenced by the probability of a future violent death they confront on a daily basis in the present...