[Ebook] ↠ The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era (Media and Power) (Media and Power) Author Janice Peck – Thomashillier.co.uk

The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era (Media and Power) (Media and Power) Over The Last Two Decades Oprah Winfrey S Journey Has Taken Her From Talk Show Queen To As Time Magazine Has Asserted One Of The Most Important Figures In Popular Culture Through Her Talk Show, Magazine, Website, Seminars, Charity Work, And Public Appearances, Her Influence In The Social, Economic, And Political Arenas Of American Life Is Considerable And Until Now, Largely Unexamined In The Age Of Oprah, Media Scholar And Journalist Janice Peck Traces Winfrey S Growing Cultural Impact And Illustrates The Fascinating Parallels Between Her Road To Fame And Fortune And The Political Economic Rise Of Neoliberalism In This Country While Seeking To Understand Oprah S Ascent To The Near Iconic Status That She Enjoys Today, Peck S Book Provides A Fascinating Window Into The Intersection Of American Politics And Culture Over The Past Quarter Century.


10 thoughts on “The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era (Media and Power) (Media and Power)

  1. says:

    It s great hearing a media scholar criticize Oprah s rubbish while tracing her success as concomitant with the tragic rise of neoliberalism Oprah is not a feminist Peck s book shows how she favors the individualistic recovery model over political analysis of the structural roots of inequalities every time For those of us who have recognized Oprah s opportunism in a vague way, this book clarifies her lack of any real support of social struggles for equality quit...


  2. says:

    Oprah is a brand She markets herself as a feminist but is not She blames individuals for their problems rather than questioning the larger social structure A quote from the book that pretty much sums things up The Oprah Winfrey Show claims that it represents a version of popular feminism that empowers women If feminism seeks to dissolved the public private divide by exposing and analyzing the relationship between personal experience and political power, the fact that talk shows publicize the private lives of women who have historically been excluded from public discourse might invite a homology between feminism and talk programs But they differ in crucial ways For feminism, the purpose of examining one s experience is to achieve an analysis of women s lives in terms of structural gender relations of power and to derive...


  3. says:

    This is an interesting read Ties in very well to the Taibbi book I just finished, particularly the detailing the Reagan Revolution and the shift from an economy with Keynesian theory underpinning, to a monetarist approach The Reagan deregulation ultimately led to our current economic meltdown with the deregulated financial sector leading the charge.Peck, a former freelance writer turned academic, writes with a well documented, but very readable style The challenge for most readers is getting beyond the hagiography of Oprah and looking honestly at the points...


  4. says:

    Just finished on BART this morning I can t praise this book or the author enough This is one of the best pieces of political analysis I have ever read, and at its core, it is on my favorite topic, ideology Almost done with Chapter 5 This book is so good, such an excellent analysis of the entire neo liberal, Democratic Leadership Council tsunami that so profoundly ...