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Current periodical article or newspaper

I need help getting started on this assignment. I want to write about the recent news of Michael Jackson. The effect of MJ as a cultural icon across the world.

Using multiple articles and/or varying viewpoints will strengthen your content. (Periodical examples include Newsweek, Time, US News)
Discuss the event and explain it from a sociological perspective (social conflict, structural-functional, or symbolic interactionist).
Be specific as to which perspective(s) (best explains the event and the purpose it serves in society.
The presentation should maintain neutrality and should not judge the selected events as good or bad, right or wrong.

Be sure to use a formal intro and a formal conclusion as well as a minimum of 2 sources (one should be the text).

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In order to help getting you started on this assignment, I offer 300 words of ideas and research about the effect of Michael Jackson as a cultural icon across the world:

You might apply symbolic interactionist theory to his death and lasting legacy. Since one core principle of meaning from this theory suggests that people act toward others based upon the meanings that they have given to those people, you can draw a lot of parallels with MJ here.

Thus, a similar article to correlate might be "The Man in the Mirror" By FARZANA VERSEY from http://www.counterpunch.org/versey06262009.html

This article contends that "Some might say he does not even deserve a tribute because he was accused of several crimes. Social morality is as pat as it is divisive. The ...

Solution Summary

A current periodical article or newspaper in the field of sociology is presented.

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