Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self

  • Sherryl Wilson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-230

About this book

Introduction

Oprah Winfrey has transcended her status as talk show host to become a cultural icon of some considerable stature. This book explores the nature of Oprah's celebrity persona and considers the relevance that she has to contemporary audiences. The stories recounted by guests, and the ways in which confessional discourse works to produce a particular relationship between Oprah, her guests and the audience members are considered within the context of contemporary American culture.

Keywords

anxiety culture nature Persona Self television

Authors and affiliations

  • Sherryl Wilson
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  1. 1.Bournemouth Media SchoolBournemouth UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230505360
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51301-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50536-0
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