Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. ""The Oprah Phenomenon"" examines the origins of her public image and its substantial influence on politics, entertainment, and popular opinion. Winfrey's ability to create a feeling of intimacy with her audience has long been cited as one of the foundations of her popularity. She has repeatedly made national headlines by engaging and informing her audience with respect to her personal relationship to race, gender, feminism, and New Age culture. ""The Oprah Phenomenon"" explores these relationships in detail and promotes a greater understanding of Winfrey's influence on the American consciousness.
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
"Identifies the common threads that run throught Oprah's empire, the demographics of her audience, how she brings together women of diverse backgrounds, and her use of empathy and encouragement to foster self-improvement." -- Library Journal
"Harris and Watson's book is intellectually stimulating and frankly a must-read for those curious about the nature of the 'Winfrey phenomenon.'" -- Journal of Social History