Age of Oprah

Age of Oprah

Author: Janice Peck

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2015-12-03

Total Pages: 315

ISBN-13: 1317264053

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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.


The Age of Oprah

The Age of Oprah

Author: Janice Peck

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 292

ISBN-13:

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Traces Oprah Winfrey's cultural impact and illustrates the parallels between her road to fame and fortune and the political-economic rise of neoliberalism.


Age of Icons

Age of Icons

Author: Gavin Fridell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Published: 2013-01-01

Total Pages: 225

ISBN-13: 1442612037

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This volume assesses the growing role of popular icons in the construction of a culture that appears to incorporate a critical attitude towards the capitalist experience while, in fact, legitimizing the neoliberal character of the modern world.


It’s Not Over

It’s Not Over

Author: Pete Dolack

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

Published: 2016-02-26

Total Pages: 926

ISBN-13: 1785350501

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The path to a better world can’t be found without knowledge of history. /It’s Not Over/ analyzes attempts to supplant capitalism in the past in order to draw lessons for emerging and future movements that seek to overcome the political and economic crises of today. This history is presented through the words and actions of the men and women who made these revolutions, and the everyday experiences of the millions of people who put new revolutionary ideas into practice under the pressures of enormous internal and external forces. This is history that can be applied to today’s struggles to shape our world, in which new ideas are emerging to bring about the economic democracy that is indispensable to a rational and sustainable future.


Oprah

Oprah

Author: Kathryn Lofton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

Published: 2011-03-02

Total Pages: 304

ISBN-13: 0520259270

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Oprah Winfrey is a media messiah for a secular age. This book is an examination of the religious dimensions of Oprah Winfrey's empire, deploying the idiom of US religious history and metrics of religious studies to assess Winfrey's success on the national and international scene.


Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Author: David P. Pierson

Publisher: Lexington Books

Published: 2013-11-21

Total Pages: 230

ISBN-13: 073917925X

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Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series, edited by David P. Pierson, examines the social contexts, cultural politics, and visual, aural, and narrative style of AMC's original series Breaking Bad. This collection of critical essays explores such topics as neo-liberalism, spatiality and temporality, modern science and its principles, the representation of masculinity, Latinos, and disabilities, the function of narrative teasers and songs, and the role of emotions as dramatic action in the series.


Neoliberalism and Applied Linguistics

Neoliberalism and Applied Linguistics

Author: David Block

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2013-03-01

Total Pages: 213

ISBN-13: 1136466916

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This book explores neoliberalism – a view of the world that puts the market at its centre- from the perspective of applied linguistics. Neoliberalism and Applied Linguistics argues that while applied linguistics has become more interdisciplinary in orientation, it has ignored or downplayed the role of political economy, namely the way in which social, political and economic factors relate to one another within the context of a capitalist economy. The authors take the view that engagement with political economy is central to any fully rounded analysis of language and language-related issues in the world today and their collaboration in this volume represents an initial attempt to redress what they perceive to be an imbalance in the field. The book begins with a discussion of neoliberalism and an analysis of the ways in which neoliberal ideology impacts on language. This is followed by a discussion of how globalization and identity have been conceptualised in applied linguistics in ways which have ignored the political centrality of class – a concept which the authors see as integral to their perspective. The book concludes with an analysis of the ways in which neoliberal ideology plays out in two key areas of applied linguistics - language teaching and language teacher education. Neoliberalism and Applied Linguistics is essential reading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in applied linguistics.


Black Women's Portrayals on Reality Television

Black Women's Portrayals on Reality Television

Author: Donnetrice C. Allison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2016-01-14

Total Pages: 294

ISBN-13: 1498519334

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This book critically analyzes the portrayals of Black women in current reality television. Audiences are presented with a multitude of images of Black women fighting, arguing, and cursing at one another in this manufactured world of reality television. This perpetuation of negative, insidious racial and gender stereotypes influences how the U.S. views Black women. This stereotyping disrupts the process in which people are able to appreciate cultural and gender difference. Instead of celebrating the diverse symbols and meaning making that accompanies Black women's discourse and identities, reality television scripts an artificial or plastic image of Black women that reinforces extant stereotypes. This collection's contributors seek to uncover examples in reality television shows where instantiations of Black women's gendered, racial, and cultural difference is signified and made sinister.