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Reality TV
     

Reality TV

by Thomas Riggs
 

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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This title explores the place of reality television in society. Topics discussed include the impact of reality TV

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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This title explores the place of reality television in society. Topics discussed include the impact of reality TV programming; issues of diversity/gender/stereotypes; and issues specific to children who appear on reality TV.; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

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VOYA, June 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 2) - Suzanne Osman
The “At Issue: Social Issues” series is an excellent initiation into a variety of relevant and compelling popular issues. Each volume begins with a brief introduction to the subject peppered with reasonably current statistics, quotes from experts in the field, and the mention of pertinent research and writings on the issue. A compilation of various articles from several academic and popular sources comprises the bulk of each edition. The editors provide articles of opposing viewpoints to demonstrate the complexity of each issue. For example, in the volume entitled Has Child Behavior Worsened?, one chapter conveys the perspective that “Millenials Are More ‘Generation Me’ Than ‘Generation We’”, but another holds the belief that “Teens Are More Civic-Minded Now Than in the Past.” One chapter of the volume entitled Reality Tv opines that “Reality TV Helps Bring Diversity to Television,” but the next expresses the opinion that “Reality TV Stereotypes Minority Groups.” Each volume ends with an annotated list of organizations to contact for more information on the subject; a bibliography of books, periodicals and internet sources; and an index. The writing is highly accessible, attention-grabbing, and amply documented. The only disappointment is that the editors chose not to include any visual documentation (charts, graphs, or photographs). Regardless of this oversight, this is an important series to consider for purchase; it is superb curricular material for teaching students about controversial topics, point of view, and how different studies often bear conflicting results. (At Issue: Social Issues) Reviewer: Suzanne Osman; Ages 11 to 18.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737761962
Publisher:
Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
07/12/2013
Series:
At Issue Series: Mass Media
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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