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"Today onOprah," 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 secular age. Lofton's unique approach also situates the Oprah enterprise culturally, illuminating how Winfrey reflects and continues historical patterns of American religions.
Kathryn Lofton is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Yale University.
Table of Contents
|Practicing Purchase: The Prosperity Gospel of a Spiritual Capitalism||p. 20|
|Celebrity Spirit: The Incorporation of Your Best Life||p. 51|
|Diverting Conversions: The Makeover as Social Rite||p. 82|
|Preacher Queen: The Race and Gender of America's Confessor||p. 118|
|Reading Religiously: The Reformations of Oprah's Book Club||p. 148|
|Missionary Gift: The Globalization of Inspiration||p. 190|
|Epilogue: Political Spirituality, or the Oprahfication of Obama||p. 213|
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