Who Was Michael Jackson

Author: Megan Stine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039953976X
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Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael was a creative--yet deeply troubled--genius who always remained devoted to his art right up until his death is 2009 before a much anticipated tour. He had a pitch-perfect voice and footwork that his idol Fred Astaire admired. Who will ever forget the Moonwalk? Kids today who only know Jackson through video performances are nevertheless fascinated by him. Megan Stine provides a sensitive, fair-minded depiction of this unique music legend.

Between One And One Another

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520951913
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Michael Jackson extends his path-breaking work in existential anthropology by focusing on the interplay between two modes of human existence: that of participating in other peoples’ lives and that of turning inward to one’s self. Grounding his discussion in the subtle shifts between being acted upon and taking action, Jackson shows how the historical complexities and particularities found in human interactions reveal the dilemmas, conflicts, cares, and concerns that shape all of our lives. Through portraits of individuals encountered in the course of his travels, including friends and family, and anthropological fieldwork pursued over many years in such places as Sierra Leone and Australia, Jackson explores variations on this theme. As he describes the ways we address and negotiate the vexed relationships between "I" and "we"—the one and the many—he is also led to consider the place of thought in human life.

On Michael Jackson

Author: Margo Jefferson
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1783784210
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Michael Jackson: provocateur, icon, enigma. Who was he, really? And how does his spectacular rise, his catastrophic fall, reflect upon those who made him, those who broke him, and those who loved him? Almost ten years on from Jackson's untimely death, here is Margo Jefferson's definitive and dazzling dissection of the King of Pop: a man admired for his music, his flair, his performances; and censured for his skin, his erratic behaviour, and, in his final years, for his relationships with children.

Mj The Genius Of Michael Jackson

Author: Steve Knopper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476730385
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A veteran music reporter offers a sweeping and vivid portrait of the King of Pop, from his first on-stage appearance at a local talent show in 1965, to his record-breaking album sales, Grammy awards, dance moves and years of scandal and controversy. --Publisher's description.

Michael Jackson

Author: ChristopherR. Smit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351558331
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Throughout his 40-year career, Michael Jackson intrigued and captivated public imagination through musical ingenuity, sexual and racial spectacle, savvy publicity stunts, odd behaviours, and a seemingly apolitical (yet always political) offering of popular art. A consistent player on the public stage from the age of eight, his consciousness was no doubt shaped by his countless public appearances, both designed and serendipitous. The artefacts he left behind - music, interviews, books written by and about him, and commercial products including dolls, buttons, posters, and photographs, videos, movies - will all become data in our cultural conversation about who Michael Jackson was, who he wanted to be, who we made him to be, and why. Michael Jackson: Grasping the Spectacle includes essays that aim to understand Jackson from multiple perspectives: critical cultural theory, musicology, art history, media studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, literary theory, gender studies, performance studies, disability studies, film studies, and African-American studies. Intended for classroom use as well as research and general interest, this book expands our understanding both of this fascinating figure himself and of gender, sexuality, celebrity, and popular culture.

Unmasked

Author: Ian Halperin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439183481
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An investigation into the final decade of Michael Jackson's life discusses his legal and financial problems, his prescription drug use, and his failing health possibly caused by a potentially fatal genetic condition.

Moonwalk

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407071297
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The only book Michael Jackson ever wrote about his life It chronicles his humble beginnings in the Midwest, his early days with the Jackson 5, and his unprecedented solo success. Giving unrivalled insight into the King of Pop's life, it details his songwriting process for hits like Beat It, Rock With You, Billie Jean, and We Are the World; describes how he developed his signature dance style, including the Moon Walk; and opens the door to his very private personal relationships with his family, including sister Janet, and stars like Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Marlon Brando, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, and Brooke Shields. At the time of its original publication in 1988, MOONWALK broke the fiercely guarded barrier of silence that surrounded Michael Jackson. Candidly and courageously, Jackson talks openly about his wholly exceptional career and the crushing isolation of his fame. MOONWALK is illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael's personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for the book. It reveals and celebrates, as no other book can, the life of this exceptional and beloved musician.

Michael Jackson Legend

Author: Chas Newkey-Burden
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1843174472
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When the world heard the news on 25 June 2009 that Michael Jackson had died, it was both a shocking end to a cruelly curtailed and extraordinary life, and a not unexpected finale to a story that had been shot through with tragedy and darkness since its beginning. From his early success in the Jackson 5 as a young boy to becoming the self-styled King of Pop , Jackson lived his whole life in the limelight. Yet he once described himself as one of the loneliest people in the world and his personal life was a constant source of controversy, culminating in his very public fall from grace with his trial for sexual abuse and astonishing debts of $300 million. Millions of fans were looking forward to the 50 planned comeback concerts which were to be the triumphant happy ending to his story, but he died just weeks before they were due to take place. In this fascinating and eye-opening biography, Chas Newkey-Burden separates the man from the myth, unflinchingly examining the more contentious areas of his life while also celebrating the undeniable achievements of this undisputed musical genius. Michael Jackson Legend will honour the memory of a man who gave so much joy to so many millions around the world.

The Resistible Demise Of Michael Jackson

Author: Mark Fisher
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846943485
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The essays in The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson consummately demonstrate that writing on popular culture can be both thoughtful and heartfelt. The contributors, who include accomplished music critics as well as renowned theorists, are some of the most astute and eloquent writers on pop today. The collection is made up of new essays written in the wake of Jackson's death, and includes Barney Hoskyns' classic NME piece written at the time of Thriller, and contributions from Ian Penman, David Stubbs, Paul Lester, and Chris Roberts.

Michael Jackson The Man Behind The Mask

Author: Bob Jones
Publisher: Select Books Inc.
ISBN: 9781590790724
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A former public relations consultant for Michael Jackson describes the singer's life and music career.