“Who’s Bad?” Disrupting Cultural (Re)Production Through Representations of Michael Jackson

Abstract: The dynamic process of producing and consuming commodities shapes not only individuals but also their relations with each other and their societies. Although

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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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