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Mourning Diana

Nation, Culture and the Performance of Grief

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The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on September 1 1997, prompted public demonstrations of grief on an almost unprecendented global scale. But, while global media coverage of the events following her death appeared to create an international 'community of mourning', popular reactions in fact reflected the complexities of the princess's public image and the tensions surrounding the popular conception of royalty. Mourning Diana examines the events which followed the death of Diana as a series of cultural-political phenomena, from the immediate aftermath as crowds gathered in public spaces and royal palaces, to the state funeral in Westminister Abbey, examining the performance of grief and the involvement of the global media in the creation of narratives and spectacles relating to the commemoration in her life. Contributors investigate the complex iconic status of Diana, as a public figure able to sustain a host of alternative identifications, and trace the posthumous romanticisation of aspects of her life such as her charity activism and her relationship with Dodi al Fayed. The contributors argue that the events following the death of Diana dramatised a complex set of cultural tensions in which the boundaries dividing nationhood and citizenship, charity and activism, private feeling and public politics, were redrawn. Jean Duruz University of South Australia, Susanne Greenhalgh Roehampton Institute, Valerie Hey Institute of Education, University of London, Carol Johnson University of Ade

Author Biography

Adrian Kear is lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the Roehampton Institute. Deborah Lynn Steinberg is lecturer in Gender Relations at Warwick University.
Release date NZ
September 9th, 1999
Contributors
Edited by Adrian Kear Edited by Deborah Lynn Steinberg
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
14 b&w photographs
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
232
Dimensions
156x234x14
ISBN-13
9780415193931
Product ID
1679402

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