CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

Event Name

33rd Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association: "The Caribbean: Embracing the Diasporas Within and Without"

Event Location

San Andrés Island, Colombia


Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Presentation Date


Date Range:

2008-05-26 to 2008-05-30


My paper will explore reggae dancehall album covers and the seductive yet dismissive ways in which bodies pose for the camera while concurrently seeming to ignore it. What accounts for this intrigue with the camera as well as an apparent repulsion towards it? Within the arena of national beauty politics, how do we account for those Caribbean bodies that are positioned for the global camera?