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Oprah, celebrity, and formations of self

Author: Sherryl Wilson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self argues that a reading of this popular television show is contingent on understanding the cultural context in which it is produced. By examining versions of self in two key, conflicting American cultural traditions, and through a systematic analysis of the shows themselves and the Oprah persona, the book offers cumulative evidence that Oprah is an ambivalent text. The book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sherryl Wilson
ISBN: 9781403916815 1403916810
OCLC Number: 52409950
Description: x, 230 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
About television talk shows --
Anxiety and agency: Oprah and constructions of self --
Confessional discourse on Oprah --
Oprah and narrating the self --
The Oprah persona --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Sherryl Wilson.
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Oprah Winfrey has transcended her status as talk show host to become a cultural icon of some considerable stature.  Read more...

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