Better Living through Reality TV (Heftet)

Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship



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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2008
Antall sider: 264
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781405134415
Omtale Better Living through Reality TV
Combining cutting-edge theories of culture and government with programming examples including
Todd TV ,
Survivor , and
American Idol
Better Living through Reality TV moves beyond the established concerns of political economy and cultural studies to conceptualize television's evolving role in the contemporary period.

A major textbook on the impact of reality and lifestyle television on today s programming, and on broader social, cultural and political trends
Draws on a range of examples from The Apprentice and American Idol to Extreme Makeover and Wife Swap
Argues that reality television teaches viewers to monitor, motivate, improve, transform and protect themselves in the name of freedom, enterprise, and personal responsibility

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