Sents a version of popular eminism that empowers women If eminism seeks to dissolved the publicprivate divide by exposing and analyzing the relationship between personal experience and political power the act that talk shows publicize the private lives of women who have historically been excluded rom public discourse might invite a homology between eminism and talk programs
But they differ in crucial ways For eminism the purpose of examining one s experience is to achieve an they differ in crucial ways For eminism the purpose of examining one s experience is to achieve an of
women s lives in terms of structural gender relations of power and to s lives in terms of structural gender relations of power and to a political program of collective action For talk shows self revelation is an end in itself substance of the entertainment The programs articulate the rustrations of women s subordination in a man s world they do so without examining the systematic nature and material oundations of those rustrations The Winfrey show phobically avoids male bashing Women are much likely to be the target of criticism as Winfrey and many emale audience members strive not to alienate even the most overtly sexist male guest. Nd 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 ascinating window into the intersection of American politics enjoys today Peck's book provides a ascinating window into the intersection of American politics culture over the past uarter century.
CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF AMERICAN POLITICSthe landscape of American politics I think I need to buy it It s important to support great critical analysis and beautifully clear writing when one i 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 eminist Peck s book shows how she avors the individualistic recovery model over political analysis of the structural roots of ineualities 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 or
Euality Uite ConciselyAt First I Rated This Book Four Starsuite conciselyAt irst I rated this book our stars the I reflect on it the important I believe it is so I changed my rating to ive stars Oprah is a brand She markets herself as a eminist but is not She blames individuals or their problems rather than uestioning the larger social structure A uote rom the book that pretty much sums things upThe Oprah Winfrey Show claims that it repre. L economic And Political Arenas Of American political arenas of American 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 ascinating parallels between her road to ame and ortune .
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This is an interesting read Ties in very well to Taibbi book I just inished the detailing the Reagan Revolution and the shift rom an economy with Keynesian Taibbi
book I just inished particularly the detailing the Reagan Revolution and the shift rom an economyI just inished particularly the detailing the Reagan Revolution and the shift rom an economy Keynesian underpinning to a monetarist approach The Reagan deregulation ultimately led to our current economic meltdown with the deregulated inancial sector leading the chargePeck a ormer reelance writer turned academic writes with a well documented but very readable style The challenge or 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 offSadly most won t move beyond their comfort zones of Faux News CNN and even MSNBC Just inished 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 avorite topic ideologyAlmost done with Chapter 5 This book is so good such an excellent analysis of the entire ne. Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey's journey has taken her rom talk show ueen to as Time Magazine has asserted one of the most important igures in popular culture Through her talk show magazine website seminars charity work and public appearances her influence in the socia.