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Reality TV (Critical Media Studies)

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Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members, and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally enhanced, surveillance-based interactive economy and to a savvy mistrust of mediated reality in general. Surveying several successful reality-TV formats, the book links the rehabilitation of Big Brother to the increasingly important economic role played by the work of being watched. The author enlists critical social theory to examine how the appeal of the real is deployed as a pervasive but false promise of democratization.

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Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally enhanced, surveillance-based interactive eco

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780742527478
Author:
Andrejevic, Mark
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Television broadcasting
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Reality television programs.
Subject:
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Number:
272
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Critical Media Studies
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
900x600

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally enhanced, surveillance-based interactive eco
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