Why are modern spiritual icons absent in celebrity studies? The role of intermediaries in enhancing Mother Teresa’s advocacy in India and Australia prior to the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize

@article{Alpion2019WhyAM,
  title={Why are modern spiritual icons absent in celebrity studies? The role of intermediaries in enhancing Mother Teresa’s advocacy in India and Australia prior to the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize},
  author={G{\"e}zim Alpion},
  journal={Celebrity Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={11},
  pages={221 - 236}
}
ABSTRACT There is increasing consensus amongst scholars from various academic disciplines that the influence of celebrity culture on our lives is compatible to the function and impact of religion prior to the Enlightenment. Notwithstanding the growing body of literature on the correlation between celebrity culture and faith, so far little has been written on how they affect each other. The absence of spiritual icons in celebrity studies is also noticeable. This study explores the… 
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