The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

by Janice Peck
     
 


About the Author:
Janice Peck is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication See more details below

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About the Author:
Janice Peck is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594514685
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Media and Power
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Ch. 1 The Age of Oprah: Culture and Politics in the Neoliberal Era 1

Ch. 2 The Therapeutic Enterprise and the Quest for Women's Hearts and Minds 14

Ch. 3 Backlash Politics, the Dysfunctional Self, and the Recovery Cure 40

Ch. 4 Recovery and Reaganism: The Psychologization of the Political and the Politics of Pathology 69

Ch. 5 Mind Cure, the Enchanted Self, and the New Liberal Covenant 103

Ch. 6 "Transcending Race": The Racial Politics of Oprah Winfrey and New Liberalism 135

Ch. 7 The Oprah Brand and the Enterprising Self 175

Ch. 8 The Anxieties of the Enterprising Self and the Limits of Mind Cure in the Age of Oprah 211

Oprah Winfrey Show Episodes Cited 227

Notes 229

References 240

Index 275

About the Author 282

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