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The Resource The dangerous philosophies of Michael Jackson : his music, his persona, and his artistic afterlife, Elizabeth Amisu with forewords by Joseph Vogel, PhD, and Karin Merx

The dangerous philosophies of Michael Jackson : his music, his persona, and his artistic afterlife, Elizabeth Amisu with forewords by Joseph Vogel, PhD, and Karin Merx

Label
The dangerous philosophies of Michael Jackson : his music, his persona, and his artistic afterlife
Title
The dangerous philosophies of Michael Jackson
Title remainder
his music, his persona, and his artistic afterlife
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Amisu with forewords by Joseph Vogel, PhD, and Karin Merx
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An essential companion to Michael Jackson's music, films, and books, this work offers 21 original, academic essays on all things Jackson--from film, music, and dance to fashion, culture, and literature. Michael Jackson is regarded as one of the most important musicians of our time. Going well beyond the average celebrity biography, this comprehensive book looks at why that is true, offering insights into every facet of Jackson's art, life, and artistic afterlife. It looks at the methods by which his work was created, presented, received, and appropriated; discusses Jackson's varied personas along with his public and private appearances, albums, conceptual art, short films, and dance; and considers his use of costume, makeup, and reinvention. To help readers understand the phenomenon that was--and is--Michael Jackson, the book focuses on Jackson's historical context through an analysis of his films, songs, and books, examining him as an artist and shedding light on the political and ideological debates that surrounded him. Not shying away from the controversial aspects of Jackson's life and legacy, it also tackles questions of sexuality and racism, gender, and class, comparing Jackson to artists ranging from J. S. Bach to Andy Warhol. Through its examination of Jackson's entire catalog, the work connects all the aspects of his art and life to exemplify--and explain--he performer's unparalleled influence in the 20th and 21st centuries. Features: Takes a sophisticated, academic approach to understanding Jackson's art and life, providing insights into his entire body of work from a perspective never before available outside of music/culture journals ; Concentrates on aspects of Jackson's art that have not previously been researched, such as his use of costumes and clothing, his poetry, and his function as an auteur ; Includes a section focused on Jackson's posthumous work and representation ; Connects with the study of literature, especially early modern English writings and, perhaps surprisingly, the works of William Shakespeare
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amisu, Elizabeth,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Michael
  • Jackson, Michael
  • Jackson, Michael
  • Popular music
  • Popular culture
  • Musicians, Black
  • African American singers
  • African American rock musicians
  • African American entertainers
  • United States
  • African American singers
  • African American rock musicians
  • African American entertainers
  • Musicians, Black
  • Popular music
  • Popular culture
Label
The dangerous philosophies of Michael Jackson : his music, his persona, and his artistic afterlife, Elizabeth Amisu with forewords by Joseph Vogel, PhD, and Karin Merx
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On Michael Jackson's Dancing the Dream
  • ch. 4
  • Narrative in Michael Jackson's Bad
  • ch. 5
  • Identity and Identification in Michael Jackson's Dangerous
  • ch. 6
  • "Liberace Has Gone to War": Undressing Michael Jackson's Fashion
  • ch. 7
  • "Instrument of Nature": The Voice of Michael Jackson
  • pt. II
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Life as Art
  • ch. 8
  • Thoughts on Michael Jackson's Transformations
  • ch. 9
  • "Throwing Stones to Hide Your Hands": The Mortal Persona of Michael Jackson
  • ch. 10
  • Recontextualizing Michael Jackson's Blackness
  • ch. 11
  • HIStory and Michael Jackson's Autobiographical Potency
  • ch. 12
  • pt. I
  • Michael Jackson and Children Revisited
  • ch. 13
  • "Faith, Hope, and Love": The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson
  • ch. 14
  • From Crown to Cross: The Poisoned Chalice of Thriller's Success
  • pt. III
  • Art beyond Life
  • ch. 15
  • Horcruxes: Michael (Split Seven Ways) Jackson
  • ch. 16
  • Art as Life
  • "Through the Looking Glass": Notes on Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol
  • ch. 17
  • Invincible: Michael Jackson's Lost Late Album
  • ch. 18
  • Michael Jackson's Obituaries and the Shakespearean Tragic Hero
  • ch. 19
  • Moonwalkers: Michael Jackson's Unique Fandom
  • ch. 20
  • The Power of the Editor and Michael Jackson's Posthumous Releases
  • ch. 21
  • ch. 1
  • Epilogue: Three Dangerous Philosophies Articles
  • 21.1.
  • "The Isle Is Full of Noises": Revisiting the Peter Pan of Pop
  • 21.2.
  • Crack Music: Michael Jackson's Invincible
  • 21.3.
  • "Heard It on the Grapevine": Are We Losing Michael Jackson All Over Again?
  • Appendices
  • A.1.
  • From Object to Subject: A Critical Survey on the Representation of Blackness in the Early Modern Period
  • Introduction: Reading, Writing, and Rewriting Michael Jackson
  • A.2.
  • "With All His Beauteous Race": High-Status Blacks in The Masque of Blackness and The Merchant of Venice
  • A.2.1.
  • Niger, a High-Status Black Character in The Masque of Blackness
  • A.2.2.
  • Morocco, a High-Status Black Character in The Merchant of Venice
  • A.2.3.
  • Gender and the Depictions of Niger and Morocco
  • A.2.4.
  • Conclusion
  • ch. 2
  • A Critical Survey of Michael Jackson Studies
  • ch. 3
Control code
929588812
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781440838651
Lccn
2016020710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99969859224
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)929588812
Label
The dangerous philosophies of Michael Jackson : his music, his persona, and his artistic afterlife, Elizabeth Amisu with forewords by Joseph Vogel, PhD, and Karin Merx
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On Michael Jackson's Dancing the Dream
  • ch. 4
  • Narrative in Michael Jackson's Bad
  • ch. 5
  • Identity and Identification in Michael Jackson's Dangerous
  • ch. 6
  • "Liberace Has Gone to War": Undressing Michael Jackson's Fashion
  • ch. 7
  • "Instrument of Nature": The Voice of Michael Jackson
  • pt. II
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Life as Art
  • ch. 8
  • Thoughts on Michael Jackson's Transformations
  • ch. 9
  • "Throwing Stones to Hide Your Hands": The Mortal Persona of Michael Jackson
  • ch. 10
  • Recontextualizing Michael Jackson's Blackness
  • ch. 11
  • HIStory and Michael Jackson's Autobiographical Potency
  • ch. 12
  • pt. I
  • Michael Jackson and Children Revisited
  • ch. 13
  • "Faith, Hope, and Love": The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson
  • ch. 14
  • From Crown to Cross: The Poisoned Chalice of Thriller's Success
  • pt. III
  • Art beyond Life
  • ch. 15
  • Horcruxes: Michael (Split Seven Ways) Jackson
  • ch. 16
  • Art as Life
  • "Through the Looking Glass": Notes on Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol
  • ch. 17
  • Invincible: Michael Jackson's Lost Late Album
  • ch. 18
  • Michael Jackson's Obituaries and the Shakespearean Tragic Hero
  • ch. 19
  • Moonwalkers: Michael Jackson's Unique Fandom
  • ch. 20
  • The Power of the Editor and Michael Jackson's Posthumous Releases
  • ch. 21
  • ch. 1
  • Epilogue: Three Dangerous Philosophies Articles
  • 21.1.
  • "The Isle Is Full of Noises": Revisiting the Peter Pan of Pop
  • 21.2.
  • Crack Music: Michael Jackson's Invincible
  • 21.3.
  • "Heard It on the Grapevine": Are We Losing Michael Jackson All Over Again?
  • Appendices
  • A.1.
  • From Object to Subject: A Critical Survey on the Representation of Blackness in the Early Modern Period
  • Introduction: Reading, Writing, and Rewriting Michael Jackson
  • A.2.
  • "With All His Beauteous Race": High-Status Blacks in The Masque of Blackness and The Merchant of Venice
  • A.2.1.
  • Niger, a High-Status Black Character in The Masque of Blackness
  • A.2.2.
  • Morocco, a High-Status Black Character in The Merchant of Venice
  • A.2.3.
  • Gender and the Depictions of Niger and Morocco
  • A.2.4.
  • Conclusion
  • ch. 2
  • A Critical Survey of Michael Jackson Studies
  • ch. 3
Control code
929588812
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781440838651
Lccn
2016020710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99969859224
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)929588812

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