The iconicity of celebrity and the spiritual impulse. / Hackley, Christopher; Hackley, Rungpaka Amy .

In: Consumption, Markets and Culture, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2016, p. 269-274.

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The iconicity of celebrity and the spiritual impulse. / Hackley, Christopher; Hackley, Rungpaka Amy .

In: Consumption, Markets and Culture, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2016, p. 269-274.

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Hackley, C & Hackley, RA 2016, 'The iconicity of celebrity and the spiritual impulse', Consumption, Markets and Culture, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 269-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/10253866.2015.1094264

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Hackley, C., & Hackley, R. A. (2016). The iconicity of celebrity and the spiritual impulse. Consumption, Markets and Culture, 19(3), 269-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/10253866.2015.1094264

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Hackley, Christopher ; Hackley, Rungpaka Amy . / The iconicity of celebrity and the spiritual impulse. In: Consumption, Markets and Culture. 2016 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 269-274.

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