Reality TV: Realism and Revelation

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Wallflower Press, 2005 - 183 pages
"Reality Television has little to do with reality and everything to do with television form and content. Reality TV takes the reality television phenomenon to be a significant movement within documentary and factual programming. This book analyses new and hybrid genres including observational documentaries, talk shows, game shows, docu-soaps, dramatic reconstructions, law and order programming and twenty-four/seven formats such as Big Brother and Survivor. These programs, both popular with audiences and heavily debated in the media; are at the center of heated debates. These discussions focus on tabloidization, media ethics, voyeurism and the representation of the real".
 

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À propos de l'auteur (2005)

Anita Biressi is senior lecturer in cultural and media studies at University of Surrey, Roehampton. She is the author of Crime, Fear and the Law in True Crime Stories (2001).

Heather Nunn is senior lecturer in cultural studies at University of Surrey, Roehampton. She is the author of Thatcher, Politics and Fantasy: The Political Culture of Gender and Nation (2002).

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