index
Page numbers in italics refer to photographs and illustrations.
Aatie Irie, 137, 139
Africa: Afro-Asian perspective, 5, 29–
30, 40, 62, 254–55; diaspora com-
munity in, 36, 149–50; natural world
valuation of, 188; travels to, 171, 188
African Americans: alliances and ten-
sions between Asians and, 40; experi-
ence of, 29, 259n15; Japanese
women’s social identity reflected in
relationships with, 48, 56–57, 110,
195–96, 262n3; music associated
with, 7, 46, 119; stereotypes about,
46; U.S. military personnel and, 25,
47, 260n6
Afro-Asian perspective, 5, 29–30, 40,
62, 254–55
Afrocentric culture: in dancehall cul-
ture, 46, 141, 157; of Rasta culture in
Jamaica, 69, 126–32, 145, 198, 253,
254; in reggae dance performance by
women in Japan, 46; of roots reggae
music in Japan, 46, 254; in rural
Rasta culture in Japan, 169, 171; in
social identity dynamics, 50, 58–59;
in urban Rasta culture, 163
Afro-Jamaican women: bus taken to
reggae dance performance in Jamaica
by, 22, 129–30, 132; class difference
and, 104, 126, 141; in dancehall cul-
ture in Jamaica, 56–57, 104, 110,
126, 132, 140, 141, 262n3; as DJs,
120–21; neoliberalism, and effects
on, 141, 242; racialized ideas about
bodies of, 57, 104, 130; Rasta cul-
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