Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture / Edition 2

Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture / Edition 2

by Susan Murray, Laurie Ouellette
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814757340

ISBN-13: 9780814757345

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: New York University Press

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.  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814757345
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Laurie Ouellette and Susan Murray

Part I Genre

  1. 1 “Stanley Milgram, Allen Funt and Me”

    Anna McCarthy

  2. 2 Performing the Real: Documentary Diversions (with Afterword)

    John Corner

  3. 3 “I Think We Need a New Name for It”

    Susan Murray

  4. 4 Teaching Us to Fake It

    Nick Couldry

  5. 5 Extraordinarily Ordinary

    Derek Kompare

Part II Industry

6 The Political Economic Origins of Reali-TV

Chad Raphael

  1. 7 Television 2.0

    Ted Magder

  2. 8 Hoaxing the “Real”

    Alison Hearn

  3. 9 Global TV Realities

    John McMurria

Part III Culture and Power

  1. 10 Country Hicks and Urban Cliques

    Jon Kraszewski

  2. 11 “Take Responsibility for Yourself”

    Laurie Ouellette

  3. 12 Belabored Reality

    Heather Hendershot

  4. 13 Cinderella Burps

    Jonathan Gray

  5. 14 The Comedic Treatment of Reality: Kathy Griffin

    Heather Osborne-Thompson

Part IV Interactivity

  1. 15 Melancholy, Merit, and Merchandise

    Amber Watts

  2. 16 Visceral Literacy

    Mark Andrejevic

17 Buying into American Idol

Henry Jenkins

About the Contributors

Index

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