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The Oprah phenomenon

Author: Jennifer Harris; Elwood Watson
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. The cultural and economic power that Winfrey wields merits critical evaluation. This book examines the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oprah phenomenon.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(OCoLC)608107434
Named Person: Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Harris; Elwood Watson
ISBN: 9780813124261 0813124263
OCLC Number: 72699666
Description: viii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Oprah Winfrey as subject and spectacle / Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson --
pt. 1. Oprah Winfrey and race. --
The specter of Oprah Winfrey: critical black female spectatorship / Tarshia L. Stanley --
My mom and Oprah Winfrey: her appeal to white women / Linda Kay --
The "Oprahization" of America: The man show and the redefinition of black femininity / Valerie Palmer-Mehta --
pt. 2. Oprah Winfrey on the stage. --
Oprah Winfrey and women's autobiography: a televisual performance of the therapeutic self / Eva Illouz and Nik John --
From fasting to self-acceptance: Oprah Winfrey and weight loss in American culture / Ella Howard --
Spiritual talk: The Oprah Winfrey show and the popularization of the New Age / Maria McGrath --
Oprah Winfrey and spirituality / Denise Martin --
Phenomenon on trial: reading rhetoric at Texas Beef v. Oprah Winfrey / Jennifer Richardson --
pt. 3. Oprah Winfrey on the page. --
Oprah's Book Club and the American dream / Malin Pereira --
Some lessons before dying: gender, morality, and the missing critical discourse in Oprah's Book Club / Roberta F. Hammett and Audrey Dentith --
Making corrections to Oprah's Book Club: reclaiming literary power for gendered literacy management / Sarah Robbins --
Knowing for sure: epistemologies of the autonomous self in O, the Oprah magazine / Marjorie Jolles --
Oprah Winfrey's branding of personal empowerment / Damiana Gibbons.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson.
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""The Oprah Phenomenon is a fascinating blend of approaches and voices and will undoubtedly be a lively contributor to the scholarly conversation about Oprah"--Dr. Cecilia Konchar Farr, author of Read more...

 
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