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The Resource Baring our souls : TV talk shows and the religion of recovery, Kathleen S. Lowney

Baring our souls : TV talk shows and the religion of recovery, Kathleen S. Lowney

Label
Baring our souls : TV talk shows and the religion of recovery
Title
Baring our souls
Title remainder
TV talk shows and the religion of recovery
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen S. Lowney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although TV talk shows are a recent phenomenon, their roots go back to the itinerant circuses and religious revivals of the nineteenth century. Just as circuses made their money by displaying "freaks," so today's talk shows emphasize only the deviant aspects of their guests' lives. And like the revivalists of old, talk show hosts, such as Oprah Winfrey, Sally Jesse Raphael, and Montel Williams, attempt to "convert" their guests through healing powers. Guests who have been victimized bear witness to the pain and suffering they have endured at the hands of their victimizers. The liturgy of these salvational talk shows builds to a moment of conversion, when victimizers see the error of their ways. The hosts, victims, experts, and audience each play their part in the conversion drama that unfolds daily on the screen." "After framing the genre in this way, Dr. Lowney's book raises the essential question, conversion to what? The faith preached on talk shows is based on the principles of the Recovery Movement, among whose tenets are that care for one's self is the highest virtue and that psychological wounds that endure from childhood into adulthood create troublesome and addictive behaviors or "codependency." The only "cure" is to join a therapeutic 12-step group." "Baring Our Souls probes the roots of the genre in the religion of recovery, and holds both up to the scrutiny of sociological inquiry. This will be a welcome supplementary text in courses in social problems, media, and civil religion."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Lowney, Kathleen S
Dewey number
791.45/6
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.T3
LC item number
L68 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social problems and social issues
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television talk shows
  • Recovery movement
Label
Baring our souls : TV talk shows and the religion of recovery, Kathleen S. Lowney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Telling Tales: Testifying to Trials and Tribulations
  • Preparations: Back Stage at Talk Shows
  • Opening Frames
  • Staging
  • Talk Shows and Social Problems Work: Producing People
  • Breaking with the Past: The Moment of Conversion
  • Words of Change: Conversion Discourse
  • Conversion Roles: Seekers and Victimizers
  • Conversion Roles: Experts and Ex-es
  • Recovery Rules: The Beliefs of Recovery Religion
  • New Wine, Old Wineskins: Talk Shows as a Genre
  • Freedom to be Me: Valuation of Self Over Society
  • Family: The Ties That Bind
  • Emotional Scars Run Deep
  • Healing Takes Help
  • Hooked On Being Hooked
  • From Whence Cometh "Salvation"? The Roots of Recovery Religion
  • The First Root: Medicine, Religion, and the Right to Define Deviance
  • The Second Root: "Medicine-Lite"--The Growth of Alcoholics Anonymous, New Practitioners and the Emergence of Codependency
  • The Third Root: Turning Inward, Albeit in Many Forms
  • Recovery Sells
  • Nervousness, Shame, and Critics: What People Are Saying about TV Talk Shows
  • Morality for Whom? Problems with Recovery Religion as Moral Code and Public Discourse
  • Yes Virginia, there Is Morality on Daytime Talk Shows: Explaining the Present by Looking to the Past
  • Secular Fun: The Circus as Entertainment
  • Turning Away from Sin: Religious Revivals as Opportunities for Conversion
  • Come Watch with Me Under the Electronic Tent: TV Talk Shows as Circus and Revival
  • What Kind of Morality is the Religion of Recovery?
  • Outline of the Book
Control code
41628204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 159 pages
Isbn
9780202305943
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
99036442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Baring our souls : TV talk shows and the religion of recovery, Kathleen S. Lowney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Telling Tales: Testifying to Trials and Tribulations
  • Preparations: Back Stage at Talk Shows
  • Opening Frames
  • Staging
  • Talk Shows and Social Problems Work: Producing People
  • Breaking with the Past: The Moment of Conversion
  • Words of Change: Conversion Discourse
  • Conversion Roles: Seekers and Victimizers
  • Conversion Roles: Experts and Ex-es
  • Recovery Rules: The Beliefs of Recovery Religion
  • New Wine, Old Wineskins: Talk Shows as a Genre
  • Freedom to be Me: Valuation of Self Over Society
  • Family: The Ties That Bind
  • Emotional Scars Run Deep
  • Healing Takes Help
  • Hooked On Being Hooked
  • From Whence Cometh "Salvation"? The Roots of Recovery Religion
  • The First Root: Medicine, Religion, and the Right to Define Deviance
  • The Second Root: "Medicine-Lite"--The Growth of Alcoholics Anonymous, New Practitioners and the Emergence of Codependency
  • The Third Root: Turning Inward, Albeit in Many Forms
  • Recovery Sells
  • Nervousness, Shame, and Critics: What People Are Saying about TV Talk Shows
  • Morality for Whom? Problems with Recovery Religion as Moral Code and Public Discourse
  • Yes Virginia, there Is Morality on Daytime Talk Shows: Explaining the Present by Looking to the Past
  • Secular Fun: The Circus as Entertainment
  • Turning Away from Sin: Religious Revivals as Opportunities for Conversion
  • Come Watch with Me Under the Electronic Tent: TV Talk Shows as Circus and Revival
  • What Kind of Morality is the Religion of Recovery?
  • Outline of the Book
Control code
41628204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 159 pages
Isbn
9780202305943
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
99036442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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