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Oprah : the gospel of an icon

Author: Kathryn Lofton
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
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"Today on Oprah," intoned the TV announcer, and all over America viewers tuned in to learn, empathize, and celebrate. In this book, Kathryn Lofton investigates the Oprah phenomenon and finds in Winfrey's empire{u2014}Harpo Productions, O Magazine, and her new television network{u2014}an uncanny reflection of religion in modern society. Lofton shows that when Oprah liked, needed, or believed something, she offered  Read more...
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Named Person: Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey; 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 pages ; 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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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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