Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self

Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self

by S. Wilson
     
 
Oprah Winfrey has transcended her status as talk show host to become a cultural icon of some considerable stature. This book explores the nature of Oprah's celebrity persona and considers the relevance that she has to contemporary audiences. The stories recounted by guests, and the ways in which confessional discourse works to produce a particular relationship between

Overview

Oprah Winfrey has transcended her status as talk show host to become a cultural icon of some considerable stature. This book explores the nature of Oprah's celebrity persona and considers the relevance that she has to contemporary audiences. The stories recounted by guests, and the ways in which confessional discourse works to produce a particular relationship between Oprah, her guests and the audience members are considered within the context of contemporary American culture.

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From the Publisher

'...interesting and challenging...offer[s] a nuanced and appreciated analysis of the way that experience is explored in the talk show whilst retaining a critical perspective of of the overall social significance of these performances.' - Peter Lunt, University College London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403916815
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/04/2004
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Sherryl Wilson is at Bourbanemouth Media School, Bourbanemouth University.

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