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Stories of Oprah : the Oprahfication of American culture

Author: Trystan T Cotten; Kimberly Springer
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010.
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Stories of Oprah is a collection of essays that explores Oprah Winfrey's broad reach as an industry and media brand. Contributors analyze a number of topics touching on the ways in which her cultural output shapes contemporary America. The volume examines how Oprah has fashioned a persona?which emphasizes her rural, poverty-stricken roots over other factors?that helps her popularize her unique blend of New Age  Read more...
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Stories of Oprah.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010
(DLC) 2009022458
(OCoLC)320196652
Named Person: Oprah Winfrey; Oprah Winfrey
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trystan T Cotten; Kimberly Springer
ISBN: 9781604734089 1604734086 9781604734072 1604734078
OCLC Number: 630107768
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 188 pages)
Contents: Introduction : delineating the contours of the Oprah culture industry / Kimberly Springer --
Oprah the woman, Oprah the empire. Beginnings with O / John Howard ; "I'm everywoman" : Oprah Winfrey and feminist identification / Jennifer L. Rexroat ; New age soul : the gendered translation of new age spirituality on The Oprah Winfrey show / Karlyn Crowley --
Contesting the Oprah experts. Post(ed)structuralism? : Oprah's message boards, soul stories, and the everyday lives of women / Sherra Schick ; Oprah para mujeres Chicanas : a survey of the impact of Oprah's message on Chicanas / Adriana Katzew and Lilia de Katzew ; Confessions from at-risk teens : abstinence, the social construction of promiscuity, and The Oprah Winfrey show / Katherine Gregory ; Oprah goes to Africa : philanthropic consumption and political (dis)engagement / Heather Laine Talley and Monica J. Casper --
The Oprahfication of media. Oprah and the new news / Kathleen Dixon and Kacie Jossart ; The Oprahfication of 9/11 : September 11, the war in Iraq, and The Oprah Winfrey show / Jaap Kooijman ; From the Nobel to Oprah : Toni Morrison, body politics, and Oprah's book club / Edith Frampton ; Lost in translation : irony and contradiction in Harpo's production of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God / Trystan T. Cotten.
Responsibility: edited by Trystan T. Cotten and Kimberly Springer.

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A collection of essays examining how Oprah Winfrey has gone from chat show host to cultural icon and one of the world's most influential people. It also examines how Oprah has fashioned a persona -  Read more...

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