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Oprah Winfrey: The Tycoon

Juliet E. K. Walker

in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Oprah Winfrey’s emergence as one of the nation’s leading entrepreneurs in the entertainment business, as well as an American cultural icon. Beginning in 1985 with The Oprah ... More


“I’m Everywoman”: Oprah Winfrey and Feminist Identification

Jennifer L. Rexroat

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter uses Patricia Misciagno’s theory of de facto feminism as a framework to explore Oprah Winfrey’s feminist identification, and shows that while claiming to be the anthemic Everywoman, ... More


Oprah’s Faulkner

Riché Richardson

in Faulkner and Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461015
eISBN:
9781626740587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Riché Richardson’s approach to Faulkner via Oprah Winfrey’s promotion of his novels for her book club shows how Winfrey’s effort to bring Faulkner’s work into the public sphere (via television and ... More


Introduction: Delineating the Contours of the Oprah Culture Industry

Kimberly Springer

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of The Oprah Culture Industry (TOCI), which comprises her embodiment, her cultural productions, her actions, and her ideology, and then sets out the ... More


Beginnings with O

John Howard

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores Oprah Winfrey’s early life. It interrogates her own words as disseminated in popular press interviews and situates a highly constructive biography in the historical realities of ... More


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

Jaap Kooijman

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses how The Oprah Winfrey Show presented the aftermath of 9/11 and the pending war in Iraq in its episodes. It shows that in “The Oprahfication of 9/11,” the show’s discourse on ... More


Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Trystan T. Cotten and Kimberly Springer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is a collection of essays that explores Oprah Winfrey’s broad reach as an industry and media brand. Contributors analyze a number of topics touching on the ways in which Oprah’s cultural output ... More


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

Karlyn Crowley

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Oprah Winfrey has become not just a widely loved talk show host but a spiritual leader in her own right. This chapter shows how she blends New Age culture with a racialized “sister sensibility” to ... More


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

Adriana Katzew and Lilia de Katzew

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the impact of Oprah Winfrey’s message on a selected group of Chicanas in California’s Central Valley comprised of college students and professionals. It shows that while Chicana ... More


Television’s Construction of the Celebrity

P. David Marshall

in Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the television celebrity. Compared with the film celebrity, who plays with aura through the construction of distance, the television celebrity is configured around the ... More


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