Michael Jackson and the Myth of Race and Gender

[Published in Michael Jackson:  Grasping the Spectacle.  London:  Ashgate, 2011] “To be different is to lead a life of pain and persecution” —Nip/Tuck Many writers and theorists have attempted to deconstruct the persona of Michael Jackson from his superstar emergence in 1979 with the studio release…

Desaparecidos

[Published in Dictionnaire de la violence. Ed. Michela Marzano. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2010] The notion of disappearance has existed throughout time involving the absence of an individual or group of people and can be found throughout historical tales and literature.  Originally disappearance took place…

Desaparecidos

version française [Publié dans Dictionnaire de la violence. Ed. Michela Marzano. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2010] La notion de disparition – existant de tout temps – implique en-soi l’absence d’un individu ou d’un groupe de gens comme on les retrouve à travers les récits historiques…