Reality TV has changed television and changed reality, even if we
are not among the millions who watch. Written for a broad audience,
this accessible overview addresses questions such as: How real is
reality TV? How do its programs represent gender, sex, class, and
race? How does reality TV relate to politics, to consumer society,
to surveillance? What kind of ethics are on display? Drawing on
current media research and the author's own analysis, this study
encompasses the history and evolution of reality television, its
production of reflexive selves and ordinary celebrity, its
advertising and commercialization, and its spearheading of new
relations between television and social media. To dismiss this
programming as trivial is easy. Deery demonstrates that reality
television merits serious attention and her incisive analysis will
interest students in media studies, cultural studies, politics,
sociology, and anyone who is simply curious about this global
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