Diana, A Cultural History

Gender, Race, Nation and the People’s Princess

  • Jude Davies

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jude Davies
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jude Davies
    Pages 20-54
  4. Jude Davies
    Pages 55-86
  5. Jude Davies
    Pages 135-180
  6. Jude Davies
    Pages 205-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 210-250

About this book


This book intervenes in debates over the significance of Diana, Princess of Wales by offering a critical account of her media iconicity from 1981 to the present. It outlines the historical development of representations of Diana, analysing the ways in which the Princess has been understood via discourses of gender, sexuality, race, economic class, the royal, national identity, and the human. The book then goes on to assess the issues at stake in debates over the 'meaning' of Diana, such as the gender politics of cultural icon-making and deconstruction, and conflicting notions of cultural value.


cultural history gender history identity Narrative national identity politics transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jude Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Cultural StudiesKing Alfred’s CollegeWinchesterUK

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