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

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

by Eva Illouz
     
 

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-- Amy B. Jordan, Director of the Media and the Developing Mind Sector, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

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-- Amy B. Jordan, Director of the Media and the Developing Mind Sector, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

Editorial Reviews

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute - Seth Jacobs

We should commend Illouz in her willingness to blaze a new, and certainly untested path in anthropological writing.

Journal of Communication - David W. Park

Outstanding... its author digs deeper into her subject matter than any other researcher yet to address Oprah.

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
We should commend Illouz in her willingness to blaze a new, and certainly untested path in anthropological writing.

— Seth Jacobs

Journal of Communication
Outstanding... its author digs deeper into her subject matter than any other researcher yet to address Oprah.

— David W. Park

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231508971
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
851 KB

What People are saying about this

Elizabeth Long

[Illouz] definitely accomplishes what she sets out to do, and does it with grace and eloquence. The topic is developed clearly and logically, and with a richness of detail and appreciation for the subject that makes it stand out among studies of Oprah, and of television in general.

Susan Neiman

Examining Oprah as moral entrepreneur reveals the depth and dignity of everyday frameworks for making sense of misery. Illouz's blend of sharp-sighted analysis, irony and compassion will change the way we see popular culture.

Meet the Author

Eva Illouz is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (University of California Press) and The Culture of Capitalism (in Hebrew).


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