Reality TV: Factual Entertainment and Television Audiences

Reality TV: Factual Entertainment and Television Audiences

by Annette Hill
     
 

"Reality TV restores a crucial, and often absent, element to the critical debate about reality television: the voices of people who watch reality programmes." The book draws on quantitative and qualitative audience research to understand how viewers categorise the reality genre, and how they judge the performance of ordinary people and the representation of… See more details below

Overview

"Reality TV restores a crucial, and often absent, element to the critical debate about reality television: the voices of people who watch reality programmes." The book draws on quantitative and qualitative audience research to understand how viewers categorise the reality genre, and how they judge the performance of ordinary people and the representation of authenticity within different types of reality programmes, from Animal Hospital to Big Brother. The book also examines how audiences can learn from watching reality programmes, and how viewers think and talk about the ethics of reality TV.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415261517
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/10/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1Understanding reality TV1
2The rise of reality TV14
3The reality genre41
4Performance and authenticity57
5The idea of learning79
6Ethics of care108
7Pet deaths135
8Story of change170

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