An Interview with Ryan Garey

Abstract: In this interview, Ryan Garey discusses his Master Thesis and how Michael Jackson influenced him and what he envisions for his future with Michael

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“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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CHAPTER 6 – “I DON’T KNOW” BODIES DISRUPTING CULTURAL REPRODUCTION

Jackson ends the Bad album the same way he commenced it: with a question. In the same way that it is impossible to answer

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CHAPTER 3 – “EXACTLY WHICH MICHAEL JACKSON ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ANYWAY?” AGENCY AND IDENTITY IN BAD

Songs: “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Speed Demon,” “Liberian Girl” The next three songs introduce the more specific normative constructs of gender, identity,

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CHAPTER 5 – DOUBLE ENTENDRE: THE MAN AND THE MEDIA

Songs: “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Dirty Diana,” “Leave Me Alone” Michael Jackson’s post-Bad career was very explicitly about redefining, questioning, subverting, and

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CHAPTER 4 – “THERE IS NO DANGER” SANITIZING BAD AUTHORSHIP

Songs: “Just Good Friends,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Another Part of Me” (Captain EO) At the end of the last chapter, I hypothesized that

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APPENDIX A: LIST OF SOURCES FOR SONGS AND VIDEOS

Sources for Songs and Videos: Songs: Jackson, Michael. Bad. Epic Records, 1987. CD. All songs used. Jackson, Michael and John Barnes. “We Are Here

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