The Oprah Shows I Would Like to See

Dale Bauer

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This essay addresses how Oprah's book choices are inevitably affective but not necessarily feminist. By reading Oprah's book choices as highly individualistic, I analyze how her choices might be more aggressive and more complex, thereby offering a sense of community rather than the power of individuality to her huge audiences. My argument is based on a belief in Oprah's communicative power, and especially if her book choices were invested with more complications than individual resolutions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationWomen and Performance
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • Community
  • Irony
  • Therapy
  • Victimhood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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