Diana, the Making of a Media Saint

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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 ...
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Overview


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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781860643880
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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Jeffrey Richards, Scott Wilson, and Linda Woodheadwork at the Institute of Cultural Research at Lancaster University, U.K.
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Table of Contents

Contributors vii
Introduction: Saint Diana 1
1 Princess Diana: A Sign of the Times 20
2 The Misfortunes of Virtue: Diana, the Press and the Politics of Emotion 40
3 The Hollywoodisation of Diana 59
4 Diana Al-Fayed: Ethnic Marketing and the Ends of Racism 74
5 Diana's Self and the Quest Within 98
6 Diana and the Religion of the Heart 119
7 Princess Diana as Lady Folly 140
8 Di and Dodi Die 154
9 The Spatial Diana: The Creation of Mourning Spaces for Diana, Princess of Wales 163
Index 177
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