Remembering Diana: Cultural Memory and the Reinvention of Authority

Hardcover | April 16, 2013

byVictor Jeleniewski Seidler

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Analysingthe events surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, Vic Seidlerconsiders the public outpourings of grief and displays of emotion whichprompted new kinds of identification and belonging in which communities came together regardless of race, class, gender and sexuality.

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Analysingthe events surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, Vic Seidlerconsiders the public outpourings of grief and displays of emotion whichprompted new kinds of identification and belonging in which communities came together regardless of race, class, gender and sexuality.

VIC SEIDLER is Professor of Social Theoryin the Department of Sociology,Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. He is author of Transforming Masculinities: Men, Cultures, Bodies, Power,Sex and Love (2005)Shadows of the Shoah: Jewish Identity and Belonging (2000), Man Enough: Embodying Masculinites (1997) and Recovering the Self: Moralit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 10.25 × 5.73 × 1.26 inPublished:April 16, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230320260

ISBN - 13:9780230320260

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Table of Contents

Preface: Embodying Memories: Echoes of Diana and the Re-invention of Authority
Introduction: Post-traditional Imaginations and Cultural Memories of Grief
Cultural Memories, Myths, Icons and Images
Shock, Public Grief and Spaces of Belonging
Authority, Masculinities and Emotional Lives
Citizenships, Multicultures and 'Community'
Grief, Public Space and 'People's Power'
Symbolic Resistance, Love and Relationship
Cultural Memories, Vulnerability and Human Values
Democracy, 'New Britain', Freedom and Self-Invention
Authority, Recognition, Voice and the Media
Conclusion: Postmodern Identities, Citizenships and the Re-invention of Authority
Bibliography
Index