Title: Makeover TV
Publisher: Duke University Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
2009. Paperback. Argues that whether depicting transformations of bodies, trucks, finances, relationships, kids, or homes, makeovers depict a self achievable only in the transition from the 'Before-body' to the 'After-body' filled with confidence, coded with celebrity, and imbued with a renewed faith in the powers of meritocracy. Series: Console-ing Passions. Num Pages: 344 pages, 24 illustrations. BIC Classification: APT; JFD; JFSJ1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 155 x 20. Weight in Grams: 494. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780822345688
Críticas: "Makeover TV is a great book and a true pleasure to read. Brenda R. Weber's treatment of makeover television as a crafting of the self within the broad scope of neoliberalism, postfeminism, and a kind of savvy consumerism is convincing and provocative. Her book is an important contribution to television and media studies and feminist and cultural theory."--Sarah Banet-Weiser, author of Kids Rule! Nickelodeon and Consumer Citizenship "Makeover TV is a project of striking originality and timeliness, written by a skillful, sure critic. Brenda R. Weber's analyses are consistently subtle and penetrating."--Diane Negra, co-editor of Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture "Weber, assistant professor of gender studies at Indiana University, offers a long-overdue analysis of what being made over means in American culture, and given the proliferation of these programs, her work is worthy of attention. ...While Weber notes that these programs can reveal our hidden fears and desires, she points out that their benign objectives belie the notion that they somehow democratize the culture. Rather, in giving each subject a "fair shot" at life's riches, these shows are the ultimate exercise in conformity: they erase personal differences and create a kind of easily comprehensible citizenship formed by the marketplace." Publishers Weekly, 17th Aug 2009
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