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Fussnoten und Quellenverzeichnis – Dangerous von Susan Fast

by on 18. December 2014


Kapitel ‘DESIRE’ – Sehnsucht 


2 For a montage, go here:

3 Reported in jacksonrolling-stone-i-was-madly-love-with-him-totallysmitten

4 Julie-Ann Scott, “Cultural Anxiety Surrounding a Plastic Prodigy: A Performance Analysis of Michael Jackson as an Embodiment of Post-Identity Politics,” Michael Jackson: Grasping the Spectacle , Christopher R. Smit (ed.) (London: Ashgate, 2012), 173.

5 Jay Cocks, quoted in Dave Marsh, Trapped: Michael Jackson and The Crossover Dream (New York: Bantam,1985), 110.

6 Ibid.

7 Mark Fisher (ed.), The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson (Winchester: O Books, 2009), 14.

8 Margo Jefferson, On Michael Jackson (New York: Vintage, 2006), 97.

9 Reid Kane, “The King of Pop’s Two Bodies,” in Mark Fisher (ed.), The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson , 234.

10 Randall Sullivan, Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson (New York: Grove Press, 2012).

11 As Willa Stillwater noted to me in a conversation, terms like “man-child” and “man boy” also have racial overtones, much like calling a black man “boy” in order to demean and render him



13 Jon Pareles, “Michael Jackson in the Electronic Wilderness,” The New York Times , November 24, 1991. michael-jackson-in-the-electronic-wilderness.html

14 Joseph Vogel, “I Ain’t Scared of No Sheets,” A History That Doesn’t Go Away: Race, Masculinity and Representation in the American Imaginary (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Rochester, 2014).

15 Mark Anthony Neal, Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities (New York: New York University Press, 2013), 143.

16 See Neal’s comments here: com/watch?v=WLGnyva6_4s


18 Thanks to Amy Verhaeghe for her comments on Campbell and race in the short film. The idea of Jackson as racially other to Campbell in this film is Willa Stillwater’s http://dancingwiththeelephant. Seriesweek-7-in-the-closet/

19 Herb Ritts interview on Entertainment Tonight, 1992: in-the-closet-some-insights-from-co-star-naomi

20 Stacey Appel, Michael Jackson Style (London: Omnibus, 2012), 130.

21 Mark Anthony Neal, Songs in the Keys of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation (New York: Routledge, 2003), 44.

22 Harriet Manning also makes this argument, through an analysis of “Scream” in which Jackson’s voice is compared to his sister’s. Harriet Manning, Michael Jackson and the Blackface Mask (London: Ashgate, 2013), 157.

23 Jacqueline Warwick, “You Can’t Win, Child, but You Can’t Get Out of the Game: Michael Jackson’s Transition from Child Star to Superstar,” Popular Music and Society 35/2 (May 2012): 255.

24 Willa Stillwater, M Poetica: Michael Jackson’s Art of Connection and Defiance (Kindle Edition, 2011), and “Monsters, Witches and Michael Jackson’s Ghosts”

(unpublished article).

25 Meredith Jones, “Makeover Artists: Orlan and Michael Jackson,” Skintight: An Anatomy of Cosmetic Surgery (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2008), 164.

26 Michael Bush, The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson (New York: Insight Editions, 2012), 136.

27 Jefferson, On Michael, 102.

28 Vogel, “Sheets.”

29 Thanks to Justin Raymond for these thoughts.

30 David Brown, “Michael Jackson’s Black or White Blues,” Entertainment Weekly , November

29, 1991.,,20396305_ 316363,00.html

31 Thanks to the students in my MJ seminar for helping me work through these ideas. Manning makes a case for thinking about Jackson through the lens of transvestism, not in terms of cross-dressing, but more subtly, through behavior, facial appearance, etc. See Manning, Chapter 7.

32 Judith Peraino, Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), 227–8.

33 George makes this point in Spike Lee’s film Bad 25 .

34 John Singleton, “Like My Big Brother,” Michael Jackson Opus (Guernsey: Kraken Sports and Media, 2009), 200.

35 Michael Bush, The King of Style : Dressing Michael Jackson (San Raphael, CA: Insight Editions, 2012), 146.

36 An Introduction to the History and Culture of Pharaonic Egypt .

37 Thanks to Stan Hawkins for his helpful suggestions in this analysis.

38 Henry Louis Gates, The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989), 6.

39 Gates, Signifying Monkey, 29.

40 Gates, Signifying Monkey, 6.

41 Gates, Signifying Monkey, 29.

42 Quoted in Gates, Signifying Monkey, 29.

43 Gates, Signifying Monkey, 29.

44 “Two Spirited People of the First Nations.” Rainbow Resource Centre, Manitoba. http://www.rainbowresource

45 “Karen Faye, Dennis Thompkins, Michael Bush on ABC 20/20,” June 25, 2010 com/watch?v=-OfT8uNHmuI

46 Stan Hawkins, The British Pop Music Dandy (London: Ashgate, 2009), 21.

47 Stan Hawkins and Sarah Niblock, Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenon (London: Ashgate, 2011), 47.

48 Wallace, quoted in Vogel, “Sheets.”

49 Monica L. Miller, Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009), 87.

50 Miller, Slaves to Fashion, 82.

51 Miller, Slaves to Fashion, 84.

52 Miller, Slaves to Fashion, 85.

53 Bush, The King of Style, 63.

54 Bush, The King of Style, 8.

55 Bush, The King of Style , 63.

56 Bush, The King of Style , 40.

57 Miller, Slaves to Fashion, 93.

58 Quoted in Appel, Style, 130.


Kapitel ‘SOUL’ – Seele 

1 Joseph Vogel, Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (New York: Sterling, 2011), 145.

2 Vogel, Man in the Music, 146.

3 Louise Tyathcott, Surrealism and the Exotic (New York: Routledge, 2003), 1.

4 Quoted in Tyathcott, 2.

5 Many thanks to Lisha McDuff for suggesting this reading.

6 Donna Haraway, “A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s,” Feminism/Postmodernism , Linda J. Nicholson (ed.) (London: Routledge, 1990), 193–4.

7 Cary Wolfe, What is Posthumanism? (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009), xxv.


9 Stuart Jefferies, “Orlan’s Art of Sex and Surgery,” The Guardian , July 1, 2009.


11 Frank Cascio, My Friend Michael (New York: William Morrow, 2011).

12 Judith Butler, “Is Kinship Already Always Heterosexual,” Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 13/1 (2002): 18. Butler is talking here about debates on gay marriage, but her comments about who is or is not considered “thinkable” and “legible” extend to all kinds of non-normative lives.

13 Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets (New York: Harmony Books, 2004), 22, 103.

14 Deepak Chopra, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind (New York: Harmony Books, 1993), 8.

15 “Michael Jackson Was Like Krishna excerpts from an interview on CNN Asia, transcribed in The Times of India, February 25, 2012. Krishna/articleshow/12018560.cms. Thanks to Lisha McDuff for pointing me to this article and also to “Can You Feel It.”

16 Michael Jackson, Dancing the Dream (New York: Doubleday, 1992), 136.

17 “Plainsong Soars Up the Charts,” The Independent, Tuesday, March 29, 1994.

18 David Metzer, “The Power Ballad,” Popular Music 31/3 (2012): 448. The housewives quote is from David Fricke, “Heavy Metal Justice,” Rolling Stone, January 12, 1989.

19 Metzer, “Power Ballad,” 438.

20 Metzer, “Power Ballad,” 446.

21 Vogel, Man in the Music, 163.

22 A point also made by Vogel, Man in the Music, 164–5.

23 Harvey Sachs, The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 (New York: Random House, 2011), 1.

24 Sachs, The Ninth, 2.

25 Michael Dyson, “Michael Jackson’s Postmodern Spirituality,” Reflecting Black: African-American Cultural Criticism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993), 38.

26 Dyson, 41.

27 Mikal Gilmore, “Triumph and Tragedy,” Michael by the Editors of Rolling Stone (New York: Harper, 2009), 14.


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