Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self

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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.
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About the author

SHERRYL WILSON is a lecturer in Media Theory at Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth University, UK. Her interests include the cult of celebrity, reality TV, popular culture and identity. She has previously taught at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, University of the West of England, UK.
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Nov 2, 2003
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Music / General
Performing Arts / Film / General
Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism
Social Science / Gender Studies
Social Science / Media Studies
Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Sociology of Religion
Social Science / Women's Studies
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