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Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self

Authors: Wilson, S.

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Oprah Winfrey has transcended her status as talk show host to become a cultural icon of some considerable stature. This book explores the nature of Oprah's celebrity persona and considers the relevance that she has to contemporary audiences. The stories recounted by guests, and the ways in which confessional discourse works to produce a particular relationship between Oprah, her guests and the audience members are considered within the context of contemporary American culture.

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SHERRYL WILSON is a lecturer in Media Theory at Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth University, UK. Her interests include the cult of celebrity, reality TV, popular culture and identity. She has previously taught at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, University of the West of England, UK.

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'...interesting and challenging...offer[s] a nuanced and appreciated analysis of the way that experience is explored in the talk show whilst retaining a critical perspective of of the overall social significance of these performances.' - Peter Lunt, University College London


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Sherryl Wilson
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50536-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230505360
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1681-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51301-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
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