Makeover TV : selfhood, citizenship, and celebrity / Brenda R. Weber

Author(s): Weber, Brenda R., 1964-
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Subjects: Makeover television programs--United States
Makeover television programs--Social aspects--United States
Self-realization--Social aspects--United States
Self-perception--Social aspects--United States
Television--Social aspects--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 2009
Series: Console-ing passions
Console-ing passions
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: xi, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction. Into the Makeover Maze: A Method in the Madness 1
1. Makeover Nation: Americanness, Neoliberalism, and the Citizen-Subject 37
2. Visible Subjects: Economies of Looking, Pedagogies of Shame, Sights of Resistance 81
3. "I'm a Woman Now!": Race, Class, and Femme-ing the Normative 127
4. What Makes the Man?: Masculinity and the Self-Made (Over) Man 171
5. Celebrated Selfhood: Reworking Commodification through Reality Celebrity 215
Conclusion. Can This Makeover Be Saved? 253
Notes 267
Bibliography 285
Videography 301
Index 315
Notes: LCCN: 2009012706
ISBN: 9780822345510 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 082234551X (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780822345688 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0822345684 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Into the makeover maze : a method in the madness -- Makeover nation : Americanness, neoliberalism, and the citizen-subject -- Visible subjects : economies of looking, pedagogies of shame, sights of resistance -- "I'm a woman now!" : race, class, and femme-ing the normative -- What makes the man? Masculinity and the self-made (over) man -- Celebrated selfhood : reworking commodification through reality celebrity -- Can this makeover be saved?
OCLC Number: 317824543
ISBN/ISSN: 9780822345510