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Reality Television

Format
Book
Published
Ipswich, MA : H.W. Wilson, [2013]
Language
English
Series
The reference shelf
Reference shelf
ISBN
9780824212124 (issue 1, pbk.), 0824212126 (issue 1, pbk.), 9780824212117 (volume 85), 0824212118 (volume 85)
Summary
This is a serious look into the social and cultural significance of reality programming. The dynamics of spectatorship and self-revelation have changed in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. Television once worked as a form of sociality that preserved the private. Times have changed. The evolution of reality programming has accompanied a cultural swing toward revelation and voyeuristic consumption that has complicated the divide between public and private experience. And as the line between what is private and public blurs, reality programming's responsibility to its audience becomes more complicated. -- from Preface
Contents
  • 1. The evolution of reality TV : Reality television then and now ; The documentary roots of Survivor / By Daniel Roberts, Berfrois.com, September 26, 2012 ; Jeffrey Ruoff's An American family: a televised life reviewing the roots of reality television / By Jason Landrum, Film and History, May 2002 ; Obsessive repulsive / By Will Self, New Statesman, May 14, 2012 ; What's right with reality TV / By James Poniewozik, Time, February 22, 2010
  • 2. 15 minutes: celebrity culture and reality stars : Reality television ; Dreaming a dream: Susan Boyle and celebrity culture / By Su Homes, The Velvet Light Trap, Spring 2012 ; Baby mamas / By Feifei Sun, Time, July 18, 2011 ; Reality shows pay with resuscitated careers / By Andrew Gumbel, The WRAP TV, March 17, 2009 ; "This was my worst nightmare": The Bachelor's Emily / By Monica Rizzo, People, July 11, 2011 ; Why I walked away / By Charlotte Triggs, Monica Rizzo, and Gabrielle Olya, Time, December 12, 2011 ; 5 worst things about reality television / By Jessica Harpe and Brenna Rushing, Dallas Morning News, October 4, 2012
  • 3. Consuming reality : Reality ; Factual entertainment and reality TV / By Daniel Beck, Lea C. Hellmueller, and Nina Aeschbacher, Communication Research Trends, June 2012 ; My strange addiction / By Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, August 13, 2012 ; Why reality TV doesn't suck, and may even make us smarter / By Grant McCracken, Wired, October 4, 2012 ; Reality television sets detestable, harmful example for all viewers / By Darrington Clark, kstatecollegian.com, September 7, 2012 ; The real effects of reality TV / By Micki Fahner, USA Today, April 18, 2012 ; Simply irresistible: reality TV consumption patterns / By Lisa K. Lundy, Amanda M. Ruth, and Travis D. Park, Communication Quarterly, May 2008
  • 4. The play on realism : Rough-cut reality ; Unreality TV: how the ubiquitous genre actually misrepresents life / By Eric Miller, Christian Today, February 2006 ; Living on camera / By Tim Stack, Jennifer Armstrong, and Lindsay Soll, Entertainment Weekly, August 8, 2008 ; Real or rigged? American Idol, Jonathan Antoine, and fake reality TV / By Jennifer Grassman, Washington Times, April 27, 2012 ; Live from the ministry of truth : how 'real' are reality soaps? / By Lawrence Hill and Robyn Quin, Metro Magazine, Winter 2003 ; Mom & pop culture: the reality of reality TV parenting / By Avital Norman Nathman, Bitch, December 15, 2001 ; Reality TV isn't real, and why viewers don't care / By Gavin Polone, NYMag.com, July 19, 2012 ; 5. Reality Identities : We are what we watch ; Reality TV finally gets personal with gay men again / By Jamie Maurer, AFTERELTON, December 16, 2010 ; Are reality television shows good for Black America? / By John B. Landers, Regal Magazine, October 8, 2009 ; Reality bites / By Max Berlinger, Out Magazine, September 25, 2012 ; The reality of the "All-American Muslim" reality TV show / By Wajahat Ali, The Guardian, November 17, 2011 ; A taste for trash: a conversation about reality TV / By Eve Blanzo, The College Hill Independent, April 21, 2011 ; Push girls: the real spokeswomen of LA / By Chet Cooper,Ability, August-September, 2012
  • 6. The business of reality television : The real business of reality ; Home economics / By James Poniewozik, Time, June 25, 2007 ; Schlockand Awwww / By Jon Mooallem, Mother Jones, November/December 2007 ; The situation for reality TV stars? Money, Honey / By T.L. Stanley, Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2011 ; With reality TV, is Southie about to be New Jerseyed? / By Billy Baker, The Boston Globe, July 29, 2012 ; Does getting laid off make for compelling reality TV? / By Dina Gachman, Forbes, September 9, 2012 ; Reality TV shows teach a lot about money / By Ellen Roseman, Moneyville.ca, March 25, 2012 ; How much are financial reality TV stars paid, and does it interfere with reality? / By Amanda L. Grossman, Houston Chronicle, Monday, August 29, 2011.
Description
xii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-223) and index.
Series Statement
The reference shelf ; v. 85, no. 1
Reference shelf v. 85, no. 1
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