Don’t ban Michael Jackson’s music – talk about the accusations

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Catherine Strong

Is banning the music of artists accused of reprehensible behaviour the best course of action? Why single out Jackson for this treatment, given the apparent scale of abuse in the music industries?

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The two faces of Michael Jackson, before and after repeated plastic surgeries. Image via YouTube.

About the author

Catherine has a PhD in Sociology from the Australian National University. Her thesis looked at grunge music and collective memory, and has since been published as Grunge: Music and Memory with Ashgate (2011). She has published on the gendered aspects of popular culture, and has also done research on the women's movement in Australia. Her current research is on cultural memory and gender in Australian popular music. She is currently the Chair of the Australia-New Zealand branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). Her most recent book is the edited collection Death and the Rock Star (with Barbara Lebrun, Ashgate 2015).