Michael’s influence on our world now transcends his domination of music. According to a new bibliographic guide to academic literature, he has been referenced in journals of law, psychology, medicine, chemistry, mass communications and even engineering.
The guide was compiled by two Texas Tech University associate librarians, Susan Hidalgo and Rob Weiner, who looked through more than one hundred databases for scholarly papers and peer-reviewed articles for a special issue of The Journal of Pan African Studies.
It’s called ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’: MJ in the Scholarly Literature: A Selected Bibliographic Guide’.
In one instance, researchers used Michael to critique the media’s handling of criminal cases. A 911 call made by Michael prompted an article in Fire Engineering journal. A British Medical Journal piece written after Michael’s death last year discussed ethical issues that arise when a patient is more powerful than the attending physician.
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