Oprah, celebrity and formations of self

Wilson, S. (2003) Oprah, celebrity and formations of self. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1403916815

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Abstract

Examining the phenomenon of the Oprah Winfrey Show within the context of contemporary American culture, the book considers the reasons for the popularity of this television programme. It explores Winfrey's celebrity persona, the ways in which individuals construct selfhood, and the role of confession. Drawing on cultural criticism and a black feminist perspective, the book demonstrates the range of conflicting discourses that are manifest on the show and combine to produce something that is carnivalesque in form.

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Additional Information:'Wilson, Sherryl. Introduction, 2003 Palgrave Macmillan reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan'. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self by Sherryl Wilson which can be purchased from www.palgrave.com.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Oprah Winfrey, TV talk show, American culture, confession
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:10804
Deposited By: Dr S. Wilson
Deposited On:29 Sep 2010 15:19
Last Modified:14 Aug 2013 18:24

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