Oprah Winfrey and the glamour of misery : an essay on popular culture / Eva Illouz.

-- Amy B. Jordan, Director of the Media and the Developing Mind Sector, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Illouz, Eva, 1961-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : Oprah Winfrey and the study of culture
  • The success of a self-failed woman
  • Everyday life as the uncanny : The Oprah Winfrey show as a new cultural genre
  • Pain and circuses
  • The hypertext of identity
  • Suffering and self-help as global forms of identity
  • The sources and resources of The Oprah Winfrey show
  • Toward an impure critique of popular culture
  • Conclusion : ordinary people, extraordinary television.