Table of contents

A sneak preview of the chapters featured in Stories of O…

Introduction: Delineating the Contours of the Oprah Culture Industry

Kimberly Springer

Part I. Oprah the Woman, Oprah the Empire

Chapter 1. Beginnings with O

John Howard

Chapter 2.  I’m Everywoman: Oprah Winfrey and Feminist Identification

Jennifer L. Rexroat

Chapter 3. New Age Soul: The Gendered Translation of New Age Spirituality on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Karlyn Crowley

Part II. Contesting the Oprah Experts

Chapter 4. Post[ed]structuralism? Oprah’s Message Boards, Soul Stories, and the Everyday Lives of Women

Sherra Schick

Chapter 5. Oprah para Mujeres Chicanas: A Survey of the Impact of Oprah’s Message on Chicanas

Adriana Katzew and Lilia de Katzew

Chapter 6. Confessions from At-Risk Teens: Abstinence, the Social Construction of Promiscuity, and The Oprah Winfrey Show

Katherine Gregory

Chapter 7. Oprah Goes to Africa: Philanthropic Consumption and Political (Dis)engagement

Heather Laine Talley and Monica J. Casper

Part III. The Oprahfication of Media

Chapter 8. Oprah and the New News

Kathleen Dixon and Kacie Jossart

Chapter 9. The Oprahfication of 9/11: September 11, the War in Iraq, and The Oprah Winfrey Show

Jaap Kooijman

Chapter 10. From the Nobel to Oprah: Toni Morrison, Body Politics, and Oprah’s Book Club

Edith Frampton

Chapter 11. Lost in Translation: Irony and Contradiction in Harpo’s Production of Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Trystan Theosophus Cotten


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