The Great American Makeover

Television, History, Nation

  • Dana Heller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Before: “Things Just Keep Getting Better…”

  3. The Makeover Mythos, Past to Present

  4. Makeover Television Formats, 1950—Today

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-246

About this book


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.


America body corpus culture design edition essay history history of literature nation politics present television transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Dana Heller
    • 1
  1. 1.Old Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA

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