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Age of Oprah Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

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ISBN-10: 1594514690

ISBN-13: 9781594514692

Edition: 2008

Authors: Janice Peck

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Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey's journey has taken her from talk show queen to - as Time Magazine has asserted - "one of the most important figures in popular culture." Through her talk show, magazine, website, seminars, charity work, and public appearances, her influence in the social, economic, and political arenas of American life is considerable and until now, largely unexamined.. In The Age of Oprah, media scholar and journalist Janice Peck traces Winfrey's growing cultural impact and illustrates the fascinating parallels between her road to fame and fortune and the political-economic rise of neoliberalism in this country. While seeking to understand Oprah's ascent to near iconic status that she enjoys today, Peck's book provides a fascinating window into the intersection of American politics and culture over the past quarter century.
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Preface
The Age of Oprah: Culture and Politics in the Neoliberal Era
The Therapeutic Enterprise and the Quest for Women's Hearts and Minds
Backlash Politics, the Dysfunctional Self, and the Recovery Cure
Recovery and Reaganism: The Psychologization of the Political and the Politics of Pathology
Mind Cure, the Enchanted Self, and the New Liberal Covenant
"Transcending Race": The Racial Politics of Oprah Winfrey and New Liberalism
The Oprah Brand and the Enterprising Self
The Anxieties of the Enterprising Self and the Limits of Mind Cure in the Age of Oprah
Oprah Winfrey Show Episodes Cited
Notes
References
Index
About the Author