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The age of Oprah : cultural icon for the neoliberal era

Author: Janice Peck
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, ©2008.
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In The Age of Oprah, media scholar and journalist Janice Peck traces Winfrey's growing cultural impact and illustrates the fascinating parallels between her road to fame and fortune and the political-economic rise of neoliberalism in this country. While seeking to understand Oprah's ascent to near iconic status that she enjoys today, Peck's book provides a fascinating window into the intersection of American  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peck, Janice.
Age of Oprah.
Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, ©2008
(OCoLC)609248886
Named Person: Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Peck
ISBN: 9781594514685 1594514682 9781594514692 1594514690
OCLC Number: 181072654
Description: vi, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The age of Oprah : culture and politics in the neoliberal era --
The therapeutic enterprise and the quest for women's hearts and minds --
Backlash politics, the dysfunctional self, and the recovery cure --
Recovery and Reaganism : the psychologization of the political and the politics of pathology --
Mind cure, the enchanted self, and the new liberal convenant --
"Transcending race" : the racial politics of Oprah Winfrey and new liberalism --
The Oprah brand and the enterprising self --
The anxieties of the enterprising self and the limits of mind cure in the age of Oprah.
Responsibility: Janice Peck.
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Traces Oprah Winfrey's cultural impact and illustrates the parallels between her road to fame and fortune and the political-economic rise of neoliberalism.  Read more...

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"Oprah Winfrey has been influencing American political life since long before she opted to endorse Barack Obama for the presidency. In her meticulously researched and captivating account, Janice Read more...

 
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