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Big Brother International: Format, Critics and Publics
     

Big Brother International: Format, Critics and Publics

by Ernest Mathijs
 

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Since its inception, Big Brother has been versioned in over thirty countries and reached an estimated audience of over two billion. The first of its kind, this book considers the reception and impact of the series, and how different regions adopt the format to suit local cultural concerns and achieve commercial success. The book functions not only as a

Overview

Since its inception, Big Brother has been versioned in over thirty countries and reached an estimated audience of over two billion. The first of its kind, this book considers the reception and impact of the series, and how different regions adopt the format to suit local cultural concerns and achieve commercial success. The book functions not only as a discussion of one single television program but also as a reflection on the medium's history and future, and its impact on popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904764182
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
05/04/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Janet Jones is lecturer at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. Ernest Mathijs is lecturer in film studies at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth, and co-editor of Alternative Europe and The Cinema of the Low Countries (both Wallflower Press, 2004).

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