Consuming Reality: The Commercialization of Factual Entertainment

Consuming Reality: The Commercialization of Factual Entertainment

by J. Deery

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349350995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/03/2012
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

June Deery is Associate Professor of Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, and is the author of Reality TV (2015) as well several articles on television and new media.

Table of Contents

Commercial Participation: Advertising and Beyond
Public Relations
Nation Building
Caring Capitalism
Retail TV
Mixed Blessings
The Body Project

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"This is an enjoyable and convincing book that would be very useful for undergraduate students of media, cultural or consumption studies and those interested in Baudrillard's theories on mediation and simulated reality. The argument is fluid and convincing, and the writing engaging. It provides an interesting and compelling critique of the reality television culture with a useful analytical reading of the underlying socioeconomic, political and cultural relationships contributing to it." - The Kelvingrove Review

"This smart and elegant book is a must-read for scholars and students interested in reality TV and in the encroachment of public relations and advertising rhetoric into all aspects of everyday life. In Consuming Reality, June Deery provides a thorough and rigorous analysis of commercialization in reality television." - Journal of Popular Culture

"Deery [has] provided [an] important [contribution] to RTV scholarship, and . . . will be essential reading for courses of study relating to RTV in particular and media consumption in general." - Popular Communication

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