"This dissertation explores mento, a genre of Jamaican social dance music, and focuses on the ways ideas about Jamaican national identity have complicated its performance and history and yielded competing notions about what it is and how it should sound."
The author also explores ska's relationship to mento.
Neely, D.. "Mento, Jamaica's original music": Development, tourism and the nationalist frame. Diss. New York University, 2007. Dissertations & Theses: A&I, ProQuest.