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The Oprah phenomenon

The Oprah phenomenon

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Published by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Winfrey, Oprah -- Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson.
    ContributionsHarris, Jennifer, 1971-, Watson, Elwood.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1992.4.W56 O67 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 320 p. ;
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24073386M
    ISBN 100813192366
    ISBN 109780813192369
    LC Control Number2009022464

    The Oprah Phenomenon: Updated Edition adds new information, including Oprah's influence on the Obama presidential campaign and the opening of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, while promoting a greater understanding of Winfrey's influence on the American er Harris is assistant professor of English at Mount Allison /5(3).   Oprah’s Book Club was a phenomenon, worthy of breaking news banners when she would announce her latest selection, each choice virtually guaranteed to sell a .

      Oprah revitalized the idea of a book club back on September 17th, The first book chosen for this new venture was Jacquelyn Mitchard’s The Deep End of the Ocean. While many, Oprah herself included, were not sure how well received this idea would be, it . In a joint venture with the Discovery channels, she launched her own network, OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network), in One of the country's wealthiest women (her estimated worth in the early s was well over $1 billion), Winfrey is also an active philanthropist with a particular interest in women's and children's issues and education.

      In its six-year history, Oprah's Book Club has become a national phenomenon. Books she recommended become automatic bestsellers; she has made unknown authors national names and introduced well. The cultural and economic power wielded by Winfrey merits critical evaluation. The contributors to The Oprah Phenomenon examine the origins of her public image and its substantial influence on politics, entertainment, and popular opinion. Contributors address praise from her many supporters and weigh criticisms from her : $


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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction: Oprah Winfrey as subject and spectacle / Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson --Oprah Winfrey and specter of Oprah Winfrey: critical black female spectatorship / Tarshia L.

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