Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action

Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action

by Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich, N. Lorenzo-Dus (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780230368729
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/29/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney, Australia
José Luis Blas-Arroyo, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain
Patricia Bou-Franch, University of Valencia, Spain
Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University, UK
Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Cynthia Gordon, Syracuse University, USA
Oliver Holmes, previously of Lancaster University, UK
Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Swansea University, UK
María Laura Pardo, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Philippa K. Smith, AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand
Andrew Tolson, De Montfort University, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: THE REALITY OF DISCOURSE AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS: THEORY, APPROACHES, PRACTICES 1. The Discourse of Reality Television; Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich 2. Discourse Analysis Approaches to the Study of Reality Television; Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich PART II: REALITY TELEVISION AND IDENTITY 3. How 'Real' is Reality Television in China? On the Success of a Chinese Dating Programme; Chris Shei 4. The (inter)play of Nationality, Religiosity and Gender: Textual Mechanisms for the Rich Representation of Israeli Identity on a Reality Race Gamedoc; Michal Hamo 5. 'There's no harm, is there, in letting your emotions out': A Multimodal Perspective on Language, Emotion and Identity; Monika Bednarek 6. The Aesthetics of Poverty and Crime on Argentinean Reality Television; Laura Pardo 7. Heroic Endeavours: Flying High in New Zealand Reality Television; Philippa Smith PART III: REALITY TELEVISION AND AGGRESSION 8. (Im)politeness and Exploitative TV in Britain and North America: The X Factor and American Idol ; Jonathan Culpeper and Oliver Holmes 9. Impoliteness in US/UK Talent Shows: A Diachronic Study of the Evolution of a Genre; Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Patricia Bou-Franch and Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich 10. 'No eres inteligente ni para tener amigos… Pues anda que tú' ['You are not even clever enough to have any friends… Look who's talking!']: A Quantitative Analysis of the Production and Reception of Impoliteness in Present-day Spanish Reality Television; José Luis Blas Arroyo 11. 'You are killing your kids': Understanding Impoliteness on a Family-health-makeover Reality TV Show; Cynthia Gordon 12. Moments of tTruth: Telling it Like it is on the Jeremy Kyle Show; Andrew Tolson Index

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