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Title How real is reality TV? : essays on representation and truth / edited by David S. Escoffery.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.456 HOW    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 281 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the role of representation in reality television -- 1. "When will I be famous?" : reappraising the debate about fame in reality TV / Su Holmes -- 2. The psycho-economy of reality television in the "tabloid decade" / Bethany Ogdon -- 3. Training camps of the modular : reality TV as a form of life / Barry King -- 4. Viewer interpretations of reality television : how real is Survivor for its viewers? / Richard E. Crew -- 5. Marketing "reality" to the world : Survivor, post-Fordism, and reality television / Chris Jordan -- 6. Domestication incorporation : Cribs and The Osbournes as narratives of domestication / David S. Escoffery -- 7. How women really are : disturbing parallels between reality television and 18th century fiction / Elizabeth Johnston -- 8. Female police officers and reality television : analyzing the presentation of police work in popular culture / Todd M. Callais and Melissa Szozda -- 9. The cutting room : gendered American dreams on plastic surgery TV / Shana Heinricy -- 10. Playing with hooks : neo-tribal style, commodification and resistance / Andrea Schuld-Ergil -- 11. "Sexual racism" and reality television : privileging the white male prerogative on MTV's The real world : Philadelphia / Elizabeth R. Schroeder -- 12. Racism and reality TV : the case of MTV's Road rules / Mark Andrejevic and Dean Colby -- 13. The amazing "race" : discovering a true American / Jordan Harvey -- 14. Games of sociality and their soft seduction / Wesley Metham -- 15. Democracy at work? : the lessons of Donald Trump and The apprentice / Elizabeth Franko -- 16. Watching yourself, watching others : popular representations of panoptic surveillance in reality TV programs / Daniel Trottier.
Summary "This volume discusses the notion of representation in reality television. It explores how both audiences and producers negotiate the gulf between representations and truth in reality shows. Various identity categories and character types found in these shows are discussed and the accuracy of their television portrayal examined. "--Provided by publisher.
Other author Escoffery, David S., 1972-
Subject Reality television programs.
Reality television programs -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9780786426249
0786426241 (softcover : alk. paper)