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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Robert Bennetten
dc.contributor.authorGarey, Michael Ryan.en
dc.description.abstractThe dynamic process of producing and consuming commodities shapes not only individuals but also their relations with each other and their societies. Although popular culture theorists have often attributed to popular music the effect of securing the consent of subordinated people for their own domination, Michael Jackson's pop music has the opposite effect: it opens up dominant norms to critique and allows consumers to see the ideological relations portrayed in music as constructs rather than as normal or natural. While several of the songs on Jackson's Bad subvert dominant norms, some of the songs try to sustain the fixity of the relationships they portray, and thus work to appropriate Jackson's suvbersions into the service of dominant ideologies. Yet Jackson's embodied responses to such appropriations make clear the subversive and political power of the body to disrupt the unquestioned (re)production of dominant culture.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Scienceen
dc.subject.lcshJackson, Michael, 1958-2009. Criticism and interpretation.en
dc.subject.lcshCritical theory.en
dc.subject.lcshPopular music Political aspects.en
dc.titleWho's bad?: disrupting cultural (re)production through representations of Michael Jacksonen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 by Michael Ryan Garey.en, Graduate Committee: Robert Bennett (chairperson), Doug Downs, Linda Karell.en
mus.identifier.categoryHumanities, Literature & Artsen_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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