Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture

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1. Introduction: Oprah Winfrey and the Sociology of Culture
2. The Success of a Self-Failed Woman
3. Everyday Life as the Uncanny: The Oprah Winfrey Show as a New Cultural Genre
4. Pain and Circuses
5. The Hypertext of Identity
6. Suffering and Self-Help as Global Forms of Identity
7. The Sources and Resources of The Oprah Winfrey Show
8. Toward an Impure Critique of Popular Culture
9. Conclusion: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Television
Oprah Winfrey is the protagonist of the story to be told here, but this book has broader intentions, begins Eva Illouz in this original examination of how and why this talk show host has become a pervasive symbol in American culture. Unlike studies of talk shows that decry debased cultural standards and impoverished political consciousness, Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery asks us to rethink our perceptions of culture in general and popular culture in particular.
Autor: Eva Illouz
Eva Illouz

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Autor: Eva Illouz
ISBN-13 :: 9780231118132
ISBN: 0231118139
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2003
Gewicht: 435g
Seiten: 300
Sprache: Englisch
Altersempfehlung: 22 - 99 Jahre
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 229x153x18 mm
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