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The Resource Oprah : the gospel of an icon, Kathryn Lofton

Oprah : the gospel of an icon, Kathryn Lofton

Label
Oprah : the gospel of an icon
Title
Oprah
Title remainder
the gospel of an icon
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Lofton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Today on Oprah," intones the TV announcer, and all over America viewers tune in to learn, empathize, and celebrate. In this book, Kathryn Lofton investigates the Oprah phenomenon and finds in Winfrey's empire--Harpo Productions, O Magazine, and her new television network--an uncanny reflection of religion in modern society. Lofton shows that when Oprah likes, needs, or believes something, she offers her audience nothing less than spiritual revolution, reinforced by practices that fuse consumer behavior, celebrity ambition, and religious idiom. In short, Oprah Winfrey is a media messiah for a se
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lofton, Kathryn
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • United States
  • Religion and culture
  • Popular culture
  • Celebrities
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • RELIGION
  • Celebrities
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Popular culture
  • Religion
  • Religion and culture
  • United States
Label
Oprah : the gospel of an icon, Kathryn Lofton
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Practicing purchase : the prosperity gospel of a spiritual capitalism -- Celebrity spirit : the incorporation of your best life -- Diverting conversions : the makeover as social rite -- Preacher queen : the race and gender of America's confessor -- Reading religiously : the reformations of Oprah's Book Club -- Missionary gift : the globalization of inspiration -- Conclusion -- Epilogue : political spirituality, or the Oprahfication of Obama
Control code
ocn704277688
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520948242
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt5qzb
  • 8c39dcb5-531f-4779-950a-dcc9adaa7de6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704277688
Label
Oprah : the gospel of an icon, Kathryn Lofton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Practicing purchase : the prosperity gospel of a spiritual capitalism -- Celebrity spirit : the incorporation of your best life -- Diverting conversions : the makeover as social rite -- Preacher queen : the race and gender of America's confessor -- Reading religiously : the reformations of Oprah's Book Club -- Missionary gift : the globalization of inspiration -- Conclusion -- Epilogue : political spirituality, or the Oprahfication of Obama
Control code
ocn704277688
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520948242
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt5qzb
  • 8c39dcb5-531f-4779-950a-dcc9adaa7de6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704277688

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