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- DescriptionToday on Oprah , intoned the TV anuncer, and all over America viewers tuned in to learn, empathize, and celebrate. In this book, Kathryn Lofton investigates the Oprah phemen 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 liked, needed, or believed something, she offered her audience thing 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 secular age. Lofton's unique approach also situates the Oprah enterprise culturally, illuminating how Winfrey reflects and continues historical patterns of American religions.
- Author BiographyKathryn Lofton is the Sarai Ribicoff Associate Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies at Yale University.
- Author(s)Kathryn Lofton
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication18/02/2011
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Weight463 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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