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Author Shattuc, Jane M.

Title The Talking Cure : TV Talk Shows and Women
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (251 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1 INTRODUCTION The Terms of the Debate about Talk Shows; 2 SOBBING SISTERS The Evolution of Talk Shows; 3 TALK IS CHEAP How the Industrial Production Process Constructs Femininity; 4 THE "OPRAHFICATION" OF AMERICA? Identity Politics and Public Sphere Debate; 5 FREUD VS. WOMEN The Popularization of Therapy on Daytime Talk Shows; 6 "GO RICKI" Politics, Perversion, and Pleasure in the 1990s; 7 CONCLUSION The Inconclusive Audience; APPENDIX Talk Show Content (February 21 -- 25, 1995); NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
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, s
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Subject Television and women -- United States
Television talk shows -- United States.
Television viewers -- United States.
Television and women.
Television talk shows.
Television viewers.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136656790