Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $67.15
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 14%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $67.15   
  • New (1) from $201.84   
  • Used (1) from $67.15   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$201.84
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(861)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

The Apprentice. Project Runway. The Bachelor. My Life on the D-list. Extreme Makeover. American Idol. It is virtually impossible to turn on a television without coming across some sort of reality programming. Yet, while this genre has rapidly moved from the fringes of television culture to its lucrative core, critical attention has not kept pace.

Beginning by unearthing its historical roots in early reality shows like Candid Camera and wending its way through An American Family and The Real World to the most recent crop of reality programs, Reality TV, now updated with eight new essays, is one of the first books to address the economic, visual, cultural, audience, and new media dimensions of reality television and has become the standard in the field. The essays provide a complex and comprehensive picture of how and why this genre emerged, what it means, how it differs from earlier television programming, and how it engages societies, industries, and individuals. Topics range from the blending of fact and fiction, to the uses of viewer labor and “interactivity,” to issues of surveillance, gender performativity, hyper-commercialism, and generic parody.

By spanning reality television’s origins in the late 1940s to its current overwhelming popularity, Reality TV demonstrates both the tenacity of the format and its enduring ability to speak to our changing political and social desires and anxieties.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for the First Edition:

"Offers the most insightful and significant scholarly analysis to date of the changes taking place in the economic 'globalization' of television production. A delight to read, laced with wit and humor."

-Choice,

Praise for the Second Edition:

"Provides both the record of a strange moment in history and a contribution to contemporary cultural politics. This second, revised edition brings the story right up to the present with a compelling blend of the ancient and the modern."

-Toby Miller,editor of Television & New Media

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814757338
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Murray is Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. She is the author of Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars: Early Television and Broadcast Stardom.

Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities. She is author (with James Hay) of Better Living through Reality TV and of Viewers Like You? How Public TV Failed the People.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
I Genre
1 "Stanley Milgram, Allen Funt, and Me": Postwar Social Science and the "First Wave" of Reality TV 19
2 "I Think We Need a New Name for It": The Meeting of Documentary and Reality TV 40
3 Teaching Us to Fake It: The Ritualized Norms of Television's "Reality" Games 57
4 "Expect the Unexpected": Narrative Pleasure and Uncertainty due to Chance in Survivor 75
5 Extraordinarily Ordinary: The Osbournes as "An American Family" 97
II Industry
6 The Political Economic Origins of Reali-TV 119
7 The End of TV 101: Reality Programs, Formats, and the New Business of Television 137
8 Court TV: The Evolution of a Reality Format 157
III Cultural Politics
9 Country Hicks and Urban Cliques: Mediating Race, Reality, and Liberalism on MTV's The Real World 179
10 What Do Women Watch? Tuning In to the Compulsory Heterosexuality Channel 197
11 Aliens, Nomads, Mad Dogs, and Road Warriors: The Changing Face of Criminal Violence on TV 214
12 "Take Responsibility for Yourself": Judge Judy and the Neoliberal Citizen 231
13 See You in Hell, Johnny Bravo! 251
IV Reception
14 Got to Be Real: Mediating Gayness on Survivor 271
15 The Meaning of Real Life 288
16 "Kiss Me Kat": Shakespeare, Big Brother, and the Taming of the Self 303
17 Jamming Big Brother: Webcasting, Audience Intervention, and Narrative Activism 323
About the Contributors 345
Index 349
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)