Analyzing the ongoing problem of Caribbean racial exploitation, particularly fear signified through one of the most potent Caribbean symbols, dreadlocks, I argue that Medusa's alterity is altered by Rastafarians' snake-like hair, but the transformative power of Rasta dreadlocks is contested through certain cinematic depictions of dread.
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Kevin Frank; “Whether Beast or Human”: The Cultural Legacies of Dread, Locks, and Dystopia. Small Axe 1 June 2007; 11 (2): 46–62. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/-11-2-46
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