ISBN-10:
0813124263
ISBN-13:
9780813124261
Pub. Date:
03/28/2007
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
The Oprah Phenomenon

The Oprah Phenomenon

by Jennifer Harris, Elwood Watson
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ISBN-13: 9780813124261
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jennifer Harris is associate professor of English at University of Waterloo, Canada. She has published over two dozen essays and book chapters and is the co-editor of the Norton Critical edition of The Coquette and The Boarding School.


Elwood Watson, associate professor of history at East Tennessee State University, is the editor of several books, including "There She Is, Miss America": The Politics of Sex, Beauty, and Race in America's Most Famous Pageant and Searching The Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical Essays.

Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Introduction: Oprah Winfrey as Subject and Spectacle   Jennifer Harris   Elwood Watson     1
Oprah Winfrey and Race
The Specter of Oprah Winfrey: Critical Black Female Spectatorship   Tarshia L. Stanley     35
My Mom and Oprah Winfrey: Her Appeal to White Women   Linda Kay     51
The "Oprahization" of America: The Man Show and the Redefinition of Black Femininity   Valerie Palmer-Mehta     65
Oprah Winfrey on the Stage
Oprah Winfrey and Women's Autobiography: A Televisual Performance of the Therapeutic Self   Eva Illouz   Nik John     87
From Fasting toward Self-Acceptance: Oprah Winfrey and Weight Loss in American Culture   Ella Howard     101
Spiritual Talk: The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Popularization of the New Age   Maria McGrath     125
Oprah Winfrey and Spirituality   Denise Martin     147
Phenomenon on Trial: Reading Rhetoric at Texas Beef v. Oprah Winfrey   Jennifer Richardson     165
Oprah Winfrey on the Page
Oprah's Book Club and the American Dream   Malin Pereira     191
Some Lessons before Dying: Gender, Morality, and the Missing Critical Discourse in Oprah's Book Club   Roberta F. Hammett   Audrey Dentith     207
Making Corrections to Oprah's Book Club: Reclaiming Literary Power for Gendered Literacy Management   Sarah Robbins     227
Knowing for Sure: Epistemologies of the Autonomous Self in O, the Oprah Magazine   Marjorie Jolles     259
Oprah Winfrey's Branding of Personal Empowerment   Damiana Gibbons     277
List of Contributors     293
Index     297

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