Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, and the Value of Women's Work

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Derek Stanovsky Ph.D., Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Media representations of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa following their deaths extolled their good works and selfless devotion to others. This essay explores these representations using Luce Irigaray's analysis of women's unpaid domestic labor and charity. It argues that there is a connection between the unpaid status of so much of women's work and the current imagery surrounding Princess Diana and Mother Teresa celebrating the capacity of women to perform acts of charity and work for free

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Stanovsky, D. (1999) "Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, and the Value of Women's Work." NWSA Journal, vol. 11, no. 2: 146-151, Summer 1999. Published on behalf of the National Women's Studies Association by Indiana University Press. (ISSN: 1040-0656)
Language: English
Date: 1999
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