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

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

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  • Paperback
  • 282 pages
  • The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era (Media and Power) (Media and Power)
  • Janice Peck
  • English
  • 23 May 2017
  • 9781594514692

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 quite concisely.At first I rated this book four stars, but the I reflect on it, the important I believe it is, so I changed my rating to five stars.

  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 a political program of collective action For talk shows, self revelation is an end in itself substance of the entertainment The programs articulate the frustrations of women s subordination in a man s world, they do so without examining the systematic nature and material foundations of those frustrations The Winfrey show phobically avoids male bashing Women are much likely to be the target of criticism as Winfrey and many female audience members strive not to alienate even the most overtly sexist male guests.

  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 Peck is making If they do that, and really consider the underlying economic issues she is highlighting about neoliberalism, Americans would be better off.Sadly, most won t move beyond their comfort zones of Faux News, CNN, and even MSNBC.

  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 changed the landscape of American politics that I think I need to buy it It s important to support great critical analysis and beautifully clear writing when one finds it.Excellent so far I m just into chapter 2.

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