Martin, Sylvia J., ‘The Roots and Routes of Michael Jackson’s Global Identity’, Society (2012) Vol. 49, pp. 284-290
How exactly did Michael Jackson, an African-American child from a working class family in barely desegregated America become a one-man international conglomerate, who wielded the power of his celebrity as a two-edged sword which was as effective in fissuring his persona as it was in making the world a better place’? The Roots and Routes of Michael Jackson’s Global Identity charts Jackson’s meteoric rise and his journey from the heart of Americana to the heart of a global village and from a world of records to one of mp3s.
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