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Michael Jackson, Identity Politics and the Ego-Skin: From Morph to Mask

30 juin 2009

Michael Jackson has danced away forever. He leaves behind the brilliant image of a consummate genius of music and dance, — untimely death included. He also represents the tragic face of identity politics in the United States, at the end of the twentieth century. If Barack Obama stands for the triumph of such politics, in the beginning of the twenty-first century, as his mixed race solidly allies white and black, Michael Jackson stands for the previous stage, when sacrifice was still necessary for victory and black battled white.

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