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Oprah : the gospel of an icon

Author: Kathryn Lofton
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates "the Oprah" phenomenon and finds in Winfrey's empire - Harpo Productions, "O Magazine", and her television network - an uncanny reflection of religion in modern society. This title shows  Read more...

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Named Person: Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Lofton
ISBN: 9780520259270 0520259270 9780520267527 0520267524
OCLC Number: 639940435
Description: xiii, 288 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Practicing purchase : the prosperity gospel of a spiritual capitalism --
Celebrity spirit : the incorporation of your best life --
Diverting conversions : the makeover as social rite --
Preacher queen : the race and gender of America's confessor --
Reading religiously : the reformations of Oprah's Book Club --
Missionary gift : the globalization of inspiration --
Conclusion --
Epilogue : political spirituality, or the Oprahfication of Obama.
Responsibility: Kathryn Lofton.

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"A fascinating study of the modern-day deity's 25 years as the world's most beloved BFF, exhaustively researched and elegantly considered. Buy it for the smartest Oprah fan you know." Madison Read more...

 
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