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Seller: Top-Rated Seller the_nile (961,203) 98.3%, Location: Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 131287602146 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Michael Jackson's Dangerous by Susan Fast Dangerous is Michael Jacksons coming of age album. Granted, thats a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold, at long last embracing adulthood-politically questioning, sexually charged-yet unable to convince a skeptical public who had, by this time, been wholly indoctrinated by a vicious media. Even though the record sold well, few understood or were willing to accept the depth and breadth of Jacksons vision; and then before it could be fully grasped, it was eclipsed by a shifting pop music landscape and personal scandal-the latter perhaps linked to his assertive new politics. This book tries to cut through the din of dominant narratives about Jackson, taking up the mature, nuanced artistic statement he offered on Dangerous in all its complexity. It is read here as a concept album, one that offers a compelling narrative arc of postmodern angst, love, lust, seduction, betrayal, damnation, and above all else racial politics, in ways heretofore unseen in his music. This record offered a Michael Jackson that was mystifying for a world that had accepted him as a child and as childlike and, hence, as safe; this Michael Jackson was, indeed, dangerous. FORMAT Paperback LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Author Biography Fast is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies at McMaster University. Table of Contents AcknowledgementsIntroduction. Telling Stories About Michael JacksonChapter One. NoiseChapter Two. DesireChapter Three. UtopiaChapter Four. SoulCoda: DangerousNotes Review Virtually all of his creative moments were moments of transition, and Ms. Fast makes a strong argument that "Dangerous" was among his most disruptive. In this book, the 100th entry in Bloomsburys 33 1/3 series, each one devoted to a single album, Ms. Fast employs close readings of lyrics, musical production choices and video presentations to underscore little discussed aspects of Jacksons creative output. So she breaks "Dangerous" into thematically rich sections: Jackson breaking with his old self, then switching to familiar modes to make bold political statements and then coming full circle. -- Jon Caramanica * The New York Times * Throughout this books 144 pages Fast certainly makes plenty of compelling arguments as to why `Dangerous represents a true coming of age album for Jackson as well as perhaps his most ambitious and experimental collection, but one that didnt really get a chance to be appreciated or properly understood before it was eclipsed by the media circus that soon engulfed Jacksons entire life. -- Chris Downton * Cyclic Defrost * As a musicologist, [Fast] is quite capable of writing about the complexity of Jacksons music, offering a clear insight into his process. By placing the work in a cultural context: racism, politics, gender and sexuality, she also offers the non-musician an excellent read and good critical insight. Mostly because she makes crystal clear that Jackson knew exactly what he was doing as a writer and performer, his versatile voice and body combining high and low art to convey a serious message. Fasts analysis also makes it clear that Jackson was able to ingeniously communicate his message through the compilation of the album itself. This book offers a much-needed in-depth analysis of Jacksons music and art...Highly recommended. -- Karin Merx * Cultural Studies * Susan Fasts new monograph on Michael Jacksons Dangerous album is an utterly compelling, utterly intelligent reassessment of Jacksons oft-maligned record of 1991 and a challenge to anyone who thinks that they have a grasp on Jacksons controversial art. Fast has an arsenal of literary theorists to help her support her claim (Gates, Foucault), but her writing style-like the Jackson album that is her subject-is dangerous. I cant think of a 33 1/3 book thats written with so much verve, so much life that the deployment of tough theory and philosophy is swept away in the authors passionate prose. -- Paul Gleason * Stereo Embers * Fast has provided a model for how to reach a broader audience with scholarly writing. * Journal of the Society for American Music * Details ISBN1623566312 Author Susan Fast Short Title 33 1/3 MICHAEL JACKSONS DANGER Publisher Bloomsbury Academic Series 33 1/3 Language English ISBN-10 1623566312 ISBN-13 9781623566319 Media Book Format Paperback Residence US DEWEY 782.421 Year 2014 Imprint Continuum Publishing Corporation DOI CBID178152 Place of Publication New York Country of Publication United States Pages 168 Publication Date 2014-11-20 Dimensions119mm x 8mm x 165mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. 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