CFP: The Michael Jackson Trial (5/20/05; journal issue)
Call for articles about The Michael Jackson Trial
For special issue of the international journal 'Social Semiotics'
* How does Michael Jackson's trial, and the associated media spectacle,
mobilises ideas about gender, race, class, the body, queer, sexuality,
power, childhood/adulthood, fandom and celebrity?
* What does the reporting tell us about phenomena such as the U.S.
televised trial, the media event, the use of chat shows and the role of
* What are the socio-political contexts and implications of this major
The Michael Jackson ³pedophilia² trial has become a staple of global media.