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


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Introduction: Things Just Keep Getting Better--Dana Heller * Part One: The Makeover Mythos, Past to Present * A Theatrical Manager: John Brown and the Radical Politics of the American Makeover Mythos--Zoe Trodd * Race, Myths and Violations: Joel Chandler Harris's Plantation Makeover--Claire Pamplin * Making Over the New Adam--Melissa Crawley * What Paris Reveals: The Sartorial and Sensual Transformation of American Girls--Alisia Chase * Making Over Body and Soul: In His Steps and the Roots of Evangelical Popular Culture--Clay Motley * Metrosexuality: See the Bright Light of Commodification Shine! Watch Yanqui Masculinity Made Over--Toby Miller * Part Two: Makeover Television Formats, 1950 - Today * The Cinderella Makeover: Glamour Girl, Television Misery Shows and 1950s Femininity--Marsha F. Cassidy * Queen for a Day: Remaking Consumer Culture, One Woman at a Time--Amber Watts * Interior Design: Commodifying Self and Place in Extreme Makeover, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and The Swan--June Deery * “Help Is On the Way!” Supernanny, Nanny 911 and the Neoliberal Politics of the Family--Ron Becker * Extreme Makeover: Home(land Security) Edition--Jennifer Gillan * Changing Properties: The Makeover Show Crosses the Atlantic--Misha Kavka * Conclusion: The Reveal--Lynn Spigel
Introduction: Things Just Keep Getting Better--Dana Heller * Part One: The Makeover Mythos, Past to Present * A Theatrical Manager: John Brown and the Radical Politics of the American Makeover Mythos--Zoe Trodd * Race, Myths and Violations: Joel Chandler Harris's Plantation Makeover--Claire Pamplin * Making Over the New Adam--Melissa Crawley * What Paris Reveals: The Sartorial and Sensual Transformation of American Girls--Alisia Chase * Making Over Body and Soul: In His Steps and the Roots of Evangelical Popular Culture--Clay Motley * Metrosexuality: See the Bright Light of Commodification Shine! Watch Yanqui Masculinity Made Over--Toby Miller * Part Two: Makeover Television Formats, 1950 - Today * The Cinderella Makeover: Glamour Girl, Television Misery Shows and 1950s Femininity--Marsha F. Cassidy * Queen for a Day: Remaking Consumer Culture, One Woman at a Time--Amber Watts * Interior Design: Commodifying Self and Place in Extreme Makeover, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and The Swan--June Deery * “Help Is On the Way!” Supernanny, Nanny 911 and the Neoliberal Politics of the Family--Ron Becker * Extreme Makeover: Home(land Security) Edition--Jennifer Gillan * Changing Properties: The Makeover Show Crosses the Atlantic--Misha Kavka * Conclusion: The Reveal--Lynn Spigel



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.