Publisher description for The great American makeover : television, history, nation / edited and with an introduction by Dana Heller.

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The Great American Makeover is a collection of essays that explore the American makeover mythos that has been recently repackaged in the form of popular makeover television programs such as Extreme Makeover, The Swan, Supernanny, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Civilization -- 1970-
United States -- Civilization.
National characteristics, American.
Popular culture -- United States.
Self-realization -- Social aspects -- United States.
Self-perception -- Social aspects -- United States.
Makeover television programs -- United States.
Television -- Social aspects -- United States.