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The talking cure : TV talk shows and women

Author: Jane Shattuc
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Talking Cure examines four nationally syndicated television talk shows--Donahue, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Geraldo and Sally Jessy Raphael--which are primarily devoted to feminine culture and issues. Serving as one of the few public forums where working-class women and those with different sexual orientations have a voice, these talk shows represent American TV at its most radical. Shattuc examines the tension
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Genre/Form: Television talk shows
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Shattuc
ISBN: 0415910870 9780415910873 0415910889 9780415910880
OCLC Number: 34996193
Description: viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction, the terms of the debate about talk shows --
Sobbing sisters, the evolution of talk shows --
Talk is cheap, how the industrial production process constructs femininity --
The "Oprahfication" of America, identity politics and public sphere debate --
Freud vs. women, the popularization of therapy on daytime talk shows --
"Go Ricki", politics, perversion, and pleasure in the 1990s --
Conclusion, the inconclusive audience.
Responsibility: Jane M. Shattuc.
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Examines the tension between daytime talk show's feminist politics, the television industry and the complex relationship with the female audience.  Read more...

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