Performing Michael Jackson’s Fan Identity During the ‘HIStory’ World Tour in Europe

Abstract: This essay deconstructs Michael Jackson’s HIStory World Tour performances from the perspectives of Czech diarists, who documented their experience of the tour. Focused on Prague

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‘Hee hee hee’: Michael Jackson and the Transgendered Erotics of Voice

‘Throats are part of the erotic act, commanding, whispering, swallowing. Through his cries, whispers, groans, whines, and grunts. Michael Jackson occupies a third space of gender.’ Francesca Royster explores the sexualisation of Jackson’s voice throughout his earlier solo works, ‘Off The Wall’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’ while contextualising his voice within the wider concept of African-American sexuality and its representation.

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