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The Oprah Phenomenon Hardcover – Mar 16 2007

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  • Hardcover: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky (March 16 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813124263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813124261
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 16.5 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,429,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""The Oprah Phenomenon is a fascinating blend of approaches and voices and will undoubtedly be a lively contributor to the scholarly conversation about Oprah"--Dr. Cecilia Konchar Farr, author of "Reading Oprah: How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads"" --

About the Author

Jennifer Harris is assistant professor of English at Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada. She has published articles in several journals, including African American Review and The Journal of American Culture, and books, including Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical Essays. Elwood Watson, associate professor of history at East Tennessee State University, is the editor of several books, including "There She Is, Miss America": The Politics of Sex, Beauty, and Race in America's Most Famous Pageant and Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical Essays.

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Terrific Collection July 10 2007
By Lina Leavy - Published on
Format: Hardcover
There are several books about Oprah on the market but for an intellecutally engaged reader this volume is among the very best. The Oprah Phenomenon is a terrific collection of well crafted essays covering a range of topics. The book includes essays on Oprah and race (including the appeal of Oprah to white women), Oprah and femininity (including Black femininity) and Oprah and literacy (including what her television work has done for America), to name a few. I teach courses sociology courses on topics including gender and pop culture and can easily see this book being used in such courses, as a vehicle to address a range of social issues. The book also would serve the general reader, interested in the Oprah Phenomenon.
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Great purchase Sept. 28 2010
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This book was only a few bucks cheaper than the bookstore price, but still a good price. It arrived in a very timely manner.
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