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The Resource The talking cure : TV talk shows and women, Jane M. Shattuc

The talking cure : TV talk shows and women, Jane M. Shattuc

Label
The talking cure : TV talk shows and women
Title
The talking cure
Title remainder
TV talk shows and women
Statement of responsibility
Jane M. Shattuc
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Talking Cure examines four nationally syndicated television talk shows--Donahue, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Geraldo and Sally Jessy Raphael--which are primarily devoted to feminine culture and issues. Serving as one of the few public forums where working-class women and those with different sexual orientations have a voice, these talk shows represent American TV at its most radical. Shattuc examines the tension between talk's feminist politics and the television industry, who, in their need to appeal to women, trades on sensation, stereotypes and fears in order to engender product consumption. However, this genre is not a one-way form of social interaction. The female audience complies and resists in a complex give-and-take, and it is this relationship which The Talking Cure aims to understand and reveal [Publisher description]
  • Discusses the history of daytime television talk shows and their impact on social change, particularly for women
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shattuc, Jane
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Television talk shows
  • Television and women
  • Television viewers
Label
The talking cure : TV talk shows and women, Jane M. Shattuc
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-236) and index
Contents
Introduction, the terms of the debate about talk shows -- Sobbing sisters, the evolution of talk shows -- Talk is cheap, how the industrial production process constructs femininity -- The "Oprahfication" of America, identity politics and public sphere debate -- Freud vs. women, the popularization of therapy on daytime talk shows -- "Go Ricki", politics, perversion, and pleasure in the 1990s -- Conclusion, the inconclusive audience
Control code
ocm34996193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780415910880
Lccn
96028779
Label
The talking cure : TV talk shows and women, Jane M. Shattuc
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-236) and index
Contents
Introduction, the terms of the debate about talk shows -- Sobbing sisters, the evolution of talk shows -- Talk is cheap, how the industrial production process constructs femininity -- The "Oprahfication" of America, identity politics and public sphere debate -- Freud vs. women, the popularization of therapy on daytime talk shows -- "Go Ricki", politics, perversion, and pleasure in the 1990s -- Conclusion, the inconclusive audience
Control code
ocm34996193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780415910880
Lccn
96028779

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