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The age of Oprah : cultural icon for the neoliberal era /
Janice Peck.
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Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, c2008.
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vi, 282 p. ; 23 cm.
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1594514690 (Paper), 9781594514692 (Paper)
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Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, c2008.
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1594514690 (Paper)
9781594514692 (Paper)
contents note
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 convenant -- "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.
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Copy 2 is a REPLACEMENT for damaged copy 1.
abstract
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. - Publisher.
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6413002
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-274) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Janice Peck is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-11-01:
Peck (media studies, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) analyzes the parallels between Winfrey's rise to cultural prominence and the concurrent rise of neoliberalism, which she defines as a "social revolution" with economic and social aspects that seek to redistribute wealth upward, transform the role of government, and legitimate the resulting social structures of inequality. Looking at the period from the 1980s to the present, the author unpacks the intersections of culture, politics, and economics via Winfrey's evolution from "queen of talk TV" to her position as cultural authority. Peck explores Winfrey's relationship to and negotiation with cultural and political features, including the "Reagan revolution," the rise of the recovery movement, "family values," Bill Clinton, feminism/postfeminism, and the backlash against women, minorities, and the poor. The review of the 1980s and early 1990s is useful, but the analysis of how Winfrey and Bill Clinton leveraged diverse constituencies, a "politics of values," and a commitment to the therapeutic model into a powerful cultural force--efforts that remain largely misunderstood--is particularly clear and incisive. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. L. L. Beadling University of Wisconsin--Platteville
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Summaries
Main Description
The Age of Oprah finished third in the Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award for books published in 2008. Read more about the award here. Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey "s journey has taken her from talk show queen to “ as Time Magazine has asserted “ Sone 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.
Main Description
The Age of Oprahfinished third in the Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award for books published in 2008. Read more about the award here . Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey's journey has taken her from talk show queen to ' as Time Magazine has asserted ' 'œone 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.
Main Description
The Age of Oprah finished third in the Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award for books published in 2008. Read more about the award here. 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.
Main Description
The Age of Oprah finished third in the Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award for books published in 2008. Read more about the award here. 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.
Main Description
The Age of Oprah finished third in the Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award for books published in 2008. Read more about the award here. Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey's journey has taken her from talk show queen to '" as Time Magazine has asserted '" 'oeone 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.
Main Description
The Age of Oprah finished third in the Frank LutherMott-Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award for bookspublished in 2008. Read more about the award here. Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey#146;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 considerableand until now, largely unexamined. In The Age of Oprah, media scholarand journalist Janice Peck traces Winfrey#146;s growing cultural impact and illustrates thefascinating parallels between her road to fame and fortune and the political-economic riseof neoliberalism in this country. While seeking to understand Oprah#146;s ascent to near iconicstatus that she enjoys today, Peck#146;s book provides a fascinating window into theintersection of American politics and culture over the past quarter century.
Main Description
Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey's journey has taken her from talk show queen *BR*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 the 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.*BR*
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. iv
The Age of Oprah: Culture and Politics in the Neoliberal Erap. 1
The Therapeutic Enterprise and the Quest for Women's Hearts and Mindsp. 14
Backlash Politics, the Dysfunctional Self, and the Recovery Curep. 40
Recovery and Reaganism: The Psychologization of the Political and the Politics of Pathologyp. 69
Mind Cure, the Enchanted Self, and the New Liberal Covenantp. 103
"Transcending Race": The Racial Politics of Oprah Winfrey and New Liberalismp. 135
The Oprah Brand and the Enterprising Selfp. 175
The Anxieties of the Enterprising Self and the Limits of Mind Cure in the Age of Oprahp. 211
Oprah Winfrey Show Episodes Citedp. 227
Notesp. 229
Referencesp. 240
Indexp. 275
About the Authorp. 282
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