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Reality TV : the Work of Being Watched (04 Edition)

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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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Reality television may be rehabilitating the "Big Brother" first decried by George Orwell in 1984, suggests Andrejevic (communication studies, U. of Iowa). He links the false promise of democratized media pushed by reality television promoters to the real growth of a surveillance society. This surveillance society is, in many ways, a project of scientific technique designed to manage consumption behavior, which is seen by Andrejevic as a form of work.
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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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ISBN:
9780742527485
Author:
Andrejevic, Mark
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Location:
Lanham, Md.
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Television broadcasting
Subject:
Reality television programs.
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Edition Number:
272
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
253
Dimensions:
900x600

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