The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson
His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife
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.
• 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