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The Oprah phenomenon

Author: Jennifer Harris; Elwood Watson
Publisher: Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, ""Oprah"" has become a brand representing the talk show host's unique style of self-actualizing individualism. The cultural and economic power wielded by Winfrey merits critical evaluation. The contributors to The Oprah Phenomenon examine the origins of her public image and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Harris, Jennifer.
Oprah Phenomenon.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Named Person: Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Harris; Elwood Watson
ISBN: 9780813159942 0813159946
OCLC Number: 900347111
Notes: Branding Concepts: Making Self-Help into Disciplinary Mechanisms.
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface to the Updated Edition; Notes; Introduction: Oprah Winfrey as Subject and Spectacle; The Phenomenon of Oprah; Oprah Winfrey and Race; Oprah Winfrey on the Stage; Oprah Winfrey on the Page; Conclusion; Notes; Part I. Oprah Winfrey and Race; The Specter of Oprah Winfrey: Critical Black Female Spectatorship; In the Beginning Was the Image; Chained Memories; The Specter of Mammy; Multiple Ways of Seeing; Notes; My Mom and Oprah Winfrey: Her Appeal to White Women; Back to the Beginning; Time for Girl Talk; The Legend Continues. Girls Like MeA Final Word; Notes; The ""Oprahization"" of America: The Man Show and the Redefinition of Black Femininity; The Struggle for Self-Definition:Controlling Images of Black Women; The Man Show Attacks Winfrey; Reflections; Notes; Part II. Oprah Winfrey on the Stage; Oprah Winfrey and Women's Autobiography: A Televisual Performance of the Therapeutic Self; Autobiography: Background and the Feminist Critique; Oprah Winfrey and Feminist Autobiography; Conclusion; Notes; From Fasting toward Self-Acceptance: Oprah Winfrey and Weight Loss in American Culture. Understanding Postfeminist Diet TalkFreedom from Food: Starving in Recovery; Dieting through Strenuous Exercise; ""Getting Real"" and the Turn toward Tougher Talk; Toward Health and Self-Acceptance; Notes; Spiritual Talk: The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Popularization of the New Age; From Counterculture to New Age: Spirituality and Religion in Post-1960s America; The Making of the New Age Oprah; Holism and Potentiality-Oprah Style; The Higher Self and Authentic Selfhood; Confronting Evil: September 11 and the Soft Underbelly of the New Age; Epilogue: Another Oprah for a New America; Notes. Oprah Winfrey and SpiritualityReligion and Spirituality; Faith; African Spirituality; African Humanism; Eastern Spiritual Philosophies; The Metaphysical; Conclusion; Notes; Phenomenon on Trial: Reading Rhetoric at Texas Beef; Notes; Part III. Oprah Winfrey on the Page; Oprah's Book Club and the American Dream; Notes; Some Lessons before Dying: Gender, Morality, and the Missing Critical Discourse in Oprah's Book Club; Oprah's Book Club; Winfrey's Pedagogies; Notes; Making Corrections to Oprah's Book Club: Reclaiming Literary Power for Gendered Literacy Management. Oprah's First Book Club in Race-Based Historical ContextReading Like a Woman; Resetting the Dining Room Table: The Battle over The Corrections; Oprah Winfrey's Second Book Club: Institutionalizing Domesticated Literacy; Notes; Knowing for Sure: Epistemologies of the Autonomous Self in O, the Oprah Magzine; Echoes of Emerson; The Rhetoric of Epistemology; Relational Subjectivity; Community, Family, Impurity; Conclusion: The Question of Love; Notes; Oprah Winfrey's Branding of Personal Empowerment; Panopticism; Selling Winfrey and Her Enterprises: The Panoptic Gaze at Work.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson.

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Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. The Oprah Phenomenon asks these and many other difficult questions to promote a greater  Read more...

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