Oprah Winfrey And The Glamour Of Misery

Author by : Eva Illouz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : Oprah Winfrey is an unprecedented and important cultural phenomenon. This book aims to understand the reasons for her spectacular success and visibility. Based on nearly one hundred show transcripts; a year and a half of watching the show regularly; and analysis of magazine articles, several biographies, O Magazine, Oprah Book Club novels, self-help manuals promoted on the show, and hundreds of messages on the Oprah Winfrey Web site, it takes the Oprah industry seriously in order to ask fundamental questions about how culture works today.


The Late Age Of Print

Author by : Ted Striphas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : Ted Striphas argues that, although the production and propagation of books have undoubtedly entered a new phase, printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and a host of other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. From the rise of retail superstores to Oprah's phenomenal reach, Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com have established new routes of traffic in and around books, and pop sensations like Harry Potter and the Oprah Book Club have inspired the kind of brand loyalty that could only make advertisers swoon. At the same time, advances in digital technology have presented the book industry with extraordinary threats and unique opportunities. Striphas's provocative analysis offers a counternarrative to those who either triumphantly declare the end of printed books or deeply mourn their passing. With wit and brilliant insight, he isolates the invisible processes through which books have come to mediate our social interactions and influence our habits of consumption, integrating themselves into our routines and intellects like never before.


Oprah Winfrey

Author by : Helen S. Garson
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Examines the life of one of the richest and most influential people in the world, from her beginnings in poverty and abuse to her rise as a television personality and entrepreneur.


Religion And The Marketplace In The United States

Author by : Jan Stievermann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Alexis de Tocqueville once described the national character of Americans as one question insistently asked: "How much money will it bring in?" G.K. Chesterton, a century later, described America as a "nation with a soul of a church." At first glance, the two observations might appear to be diametrically opposed, but this volume shows the ways in which American religion and American business overlap and interact with one another, defining the US in terms of religion, and religion in terms of economics. Bringing together original contributions by leading experts and rising scholars from both America and Europe, the volume pushes this field of study forward by examining the ways religions and markets in relationship can provide powerful insights and open unseen aspects into both. In essays ranging from colonial American mercantilism to modern megachurches, from literary markets to popular festivals, the authors explore how religious behavior is shaped by commerce, and how commercial practices are informed by religion. By focusing on what historians often use off-handedly as a metaphor or analogy, the volume offers new insights into three varieties of relationships: religion and the marketplace, religion in the marketplace, and religion as the marketplace. Using these categories, the contributors test the assumptions scholars have come to hold, and offer deeper insights into religion and the marketplace in America.


African American Review

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The Book Review Digest

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Oprah

Author by : Kathryn Lofton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Oprah Winfrey is a media messiah for a secular age. This book is an examination of the religious dimensions of Oprah Winfrey's empire, deploying the idiom of US religious history and metrics of religious studies to assess Winfrey's success on the national and international scene.


The Age Of Oprah

Author by : Janice Peck
Languange : en
Publisher by : Paradigm Pub
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Description : Examines Oprah Winfrey's impact on the economic, social, and political areas of American life and looks at how her talk show, website, magazine, and other public extensions contribute to the rise of neo-liberalism in American politics and culture.


Southern African Linguistics And Applied Language Studies

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Languange : en
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Ala Bulletin

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Languange : en
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Total Read : 29
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