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Diana, the making of a media saint
Richards, Jeffrey.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
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182 pages ; 22 cm
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Central Library DA591.A45 D535 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Cultural critics across disciplines present here a thoughtful, illuminating discussion of the myth of Diana--her career, appeal and iconicity. Chapters include: the Hollywoodization of Diana; Diana as a symbol of global consumption and suffering; Diana and Islam; spatial Diana; Diana as exemplar of a new religion; Diana and the therapy culture; and much more. Contributors include Rosalind Brunt, Alvin Cohan, Simon Critchley, Richard Fenn, and Paul Heelas.

Author Notes

Jeffrey Richards , Scott Wilson , and Linda Woodhead work at the Institute of Cultural Research at Lancaster University, U.K.

Table of Contents

Rosalind BruntScott WilsonJeffrey RichardsEmily LomaxPaul HeelasLinda WoodheadRichard FennSimon CritchleyAlvin Cohan
Contributorsp. vii
Introduction: Saint Dianap. 1
1 Princess Diana: A Sign of the Timesp. 20
2 The Misfortunes of Virtue: Diana, the Press and the Politics of Emotionp. 40
3 The Hollywoodisation of Dianap. 59
4 Diana Al-Fayed: Ethnic Marketing and the End(s) of Racismp. 74
5 Diana's Self and the Quest Withinp. 98
6 Diana and the Religion of the Heartp. 119
7 Princess Diana as Lady Follyp. 140
8 Di and Dodi Diep. 154
9 The Spatial Diana: The Creation of Mourning Spaces for Diana, Princess of Walesp. 163
Indexp. 177

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