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