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Reality TV (Electronic book text, 1st edition)
Reality TV (Electronic book text, 1st edition): June Deery
Reality TV (Electronic book text, 1st edition): June Deery

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Reality TV (Electronic book text, 1st edition)

June Deery

Series: Key Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

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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 phenomenon.

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Imprint: Polity Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Key Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies
Release date: February 2015
First published: 2015
Authors: June Deery
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 192
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7456-9042-1
Barcode: 9780745690421
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-7456-9042-4

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