Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

by Janice Peck
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594514682

ISBN-13: 9781594514685

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


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

Overview


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:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Media and Power Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     iv
The Age of Oprah: Culture and Politics in the Neoliberal Era     1
The Therapeutic Enterprise and the Quest for Women's Hearts and Minds     14
Backlash Politics, the Dysfunctional Self, and the Recovery Cure     40
Recovery and Reaganism: The Psychologization of the Political and the Politics of Pathology     69
Mind Cure, the Enchanted Self, and the New Liberal Covenant     103
"Transcending Race": The Racial Politics of Oprah Winfrey and New Liberalism     135
The Oprah Brand and the Enterprising Self     175
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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