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Talking trash: the culture of daytime TV talk shows

Talking trash: the culture of daytime TV talk shows

Manga, Julie Engel

Focusing on shows such as 'Oprah!', 'Jerry Springer', 'Ricki Lake', 'Jenny Jones' and 'Maury Provitch', and drawing upon interviews with women who watch these shows, this text is an examination of the talk show phenomenon from the viewers' perspective

Book. English.
Published New York ; London : New York University Press 2002, 2003

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Statement of responsibility: Julie Engel Manga
ISBN: 0814756832, 0814756840, 9780814756836, 9780814756843
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 208 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Talk shows United States.


"An important contribution to our understanding of the talkshow genre and its cultural political funtion."
American Journal of Sociology"A wide-ranging exploration of some key theoretical issues in cultural sociology centerting on subjectivity, sense-making, and cultural heirarchy."
Contemporary Sociology"A cogent analysis of our culture."
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