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Author Sender, Katherine, author.

Title The makeover : reality television and reflexive audiences / Katherine Sender.

Published New York : New York University Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (viii, 246 pages).
Series Critical cultural communication.
Critical cultural communication.
WorldCat Holdings.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Self-projects: makeover shows and the reflexive imperative -- Gender and genre: making over women's culture -- Not like Paris Hilton: instruction and consumption in makeover shows -- Shame on you: schadenfreude and surveillance -- Feeling real: empirical truth and emotional authenticity -- Mirror, mirror: the reflexive self -- Research reflexivity: audiences and investigators in context -- Once more with feeling: reconsidering reflexivity.
Summary Watch this show, buy this product, you can be a whole new you! Makeover television shows repeatedly promise self-renewal and the opportunity for reinvention, but what do we know about the people who watch them? As it turns out, surprisingly little. The Makeover is the first book to consider the rapid rise of makeover shows from the perspectives of their viewers. Katherine Sender argues that this genre of reality television continues a long history of self-improvement, shaped through contemporary media, technological, and economic contexts. Most people think that reality television viewers.
Other author OCLC, issuing body.
JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Reality television programs -- History and criticism.
Makeover television programs -- History and criticism.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 0814738974