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Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV

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ISBN13: 9781580052658
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Nearly every night on every major network, “unscripted” (but carefully crafted) “reality” TV shows routinely glorify retrograde stereotypes that most people would assume got left behind 35 years ago. In Reality Bites Back, media critic Jennifer L. Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff. She deconstructs reality TVs twisted fairytales to demonstrate that far from being simple “guilty pleasures,” these programs are actually guilty of fomenting gender-war ideology and significantly affecting the intellectual and political development of this generations young viewers. She lays out the cultural biases promoted by reality TV about gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and explores how those biases shape and reflect our cultural perceptions of who we are, what were valued for, and what we should view as “our place” in society. Smart and informative, Reality Bites Back arms readers with the tools they need to understand and challenge the stereotypes reality TV reinforces and, ultimately, to demand accountability from the corporations responsible for this contemporary cultural attack on three decades of feminist progress.

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Media critic Pozner deconstructs reality TV's twisted fairytales to demonstrate that far from being simple "guilty pleasures," these programs are actually guilty of fomenting gender-war ideology and significantly affecting the intellectual and political development of this generation's young viewers.

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Christin, August 19, 2012 (view all comments by Christin)
This is a hilariously snarky, but serious academic take down of reality TV and it’s regressive, offensive ideas about women, people of color, and the poor. It’s putting into words many of the things that have angered and irritated me for years. It also includes lots of ideas and resources for combatting the problems it talks about. Great book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580052658
Author:
Pozner, Jennifer
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Author:
Pozner, Jennifer L.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Sex role on television.
Subject:
Women on television
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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