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Title Understanding Reality Television
Author Su Holmes
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2004
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 302
ISBN 0415317959
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tracing the history of reality TV from Candid Camera to The Osbournes, Understanding Reality Television examines a range of programmes which claim to depict 'real life'.

Title A Companion to Reality Television
Author Laurie Ouellette
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2016-12-19
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9781119325192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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International in scope and more comprehensive than existing collections, A Companion to Reality Television presents a complete guide to the study of reality, factual and nonfiction television entertainment, encompassing a wide range of formats and incorporating cutting-edge work in critical, social and political theory. Original in bringing cutting-edge work in critical, social and political theory into the conversation about reality TV Consolidates the latest, broadest range of scholarship on the politics of reality television and its vexed relationship to culture, society, identity, democracy, and “ordinary people” in the media Includes primetime reality entertainment as well as precursors such as daytime talk shows in the scope of discussion Contributions from a list of international, leading scholars in this field

Media Experiences by Annette Hill

Title Media Experiences
Author Annette Hill
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-10-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781136245169
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Media Experiences: Engaging with Drama and Reality Television travels across people and popular culture, exploring the pathways to engagement and the various ways in which we shape and are shaped by the media landscapes in which we move. This exploration includes the voices and bodies, sights and sounds of audiences as they experience entertainment through television drama, reality TV, at live events, and within digital television itself as actors, participants and producers. It is about the people who create the drama, live events and reality entertainment that we experience. This book traverses the relationships between producers and audiences in shared places of a media imagination. Annette Hill’s research draws on interviews and observations with over 500 producers and audience members to explore cultures of viewing across different genres, such as Nordic noir crime drama The Bridge, cult conspiracy thriller Utopia, and reality television audiences and participants in global formats MasterChef and Got to Dance. The research highlights how trends such as multi-screening, catch up viewing, amateur media and piracy work alongside counter-trends in retro television viewing where people relish the social ritual of watching live television, or create a social media blackout for immersive viewing. Media Experiences bridges the divide between industry and academia, highlighting how producers and audiences co-create, shape and limit experiences within emerging mediascapes.

Title The Politics of Reality Television
Author Marwan M. Kraidy
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2010-10-22
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781136913884
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Politics of Reality Television encompasses an international selection of expert contributions who consider the specific ways media migrations test our understanding of, and means of investigating, reality television across the globe. The book addresses a wide range of topics, including: the global circulation and local adaptation of reality television formats and franchises the production of fame and celebrity around hitherto "ordinary" people the transformation of self under the public eye the tensions between fierce loyalties to local representatives and imagined communities bonding across regional and ethnic divides the struggle over the meanings and values of reality television across a range of national, regional, gender, class and religious contexts. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Media and Television Studies courses, particularly those on the globalisation of television and media, and reality television.

Reality Television by Tyler Stevenson

Title Reality Television
Author Tyler Stevenson
Publisher Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release Date 2019-07-15
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 104
ISBN 9781534567641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reality television grew to massive popularity in the early 2000s, as the medium exploded into what it is today. It seems as if every channel now has multiple reality programs, broadcasting for hours each day. Readers discover the roots of this genre and the controversies surrounding it. Presented alongside the main text are detailed charts and in-depth sidebars to educate readers about one of the most popular genres in television. The question of whether reality television can ever be more than just a guilty pleasure is also addressed, and readers are prompted through discussion questions to form intelligent opinions about it.

Reality Television by Megan Kopp

Title Reality Television
Author Megan Kopp
Publisher ABDO Publishing Company
Release Date 2013-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781624010392
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reality Television provides a balanced look at a hot-button topic. Discover what reality television is, its popularity, and its history, from Candid Camera to The Real World and Survivor. Learn what makes it controversial, including contestant behavior and show themes. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Title Reacting to Reality Television
Author Beverley Skeggs
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012
Category Social Science
Total Pages 249
ISBN 9780415693707
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The unremitting explosion of reality television across the schedules has become a sustainable global phenomenon generating considerable popular and political fervour. The zeal with which television executives seize on the easily replicated formats is matched equally by the eagerness of audiences to offer themselves up as television participants for others to watch and criticise. But how do we react to so many people breaking down, fronting up, tearing apart, dominating, empathising, humiliating, and seemingly laying bare their raw emotion for our entertainment? Do we feel sad when others are sad? Or are we relieved by the knowledge that our circumstances might be better? As reality television extends into the experiences of the everyday, it makes dramatic and often shocking the mundane aspects of our intimate relations, inviting us as viewers into a volatile arena of mediated morality. This book addresses the impact of this endless opening out of intimacy as an entertainment trend that erodes the traditional boundaries between spectator and performer demanding new tools for capturing television's relationships with audiences. Rather than asking how the reality television genre is interpreted as 'text' or representation the authors investigate the politics of viewer encounters as interventions, evocations, and more generally mediated social relations. The authors show how different reactions can involve viewers in tournaments of value, as women viewers empathise and struggle to validate their own lives. The authors use these detailed responses to challenge theories of the self, governmentality and ideology. A must read for both students and researchers in audience studies, television studies and media and communication studies.

Title The Reality Television Quiz Book
Author Chris Cowlin
Publisher Andrews UK Limited
Release Date 2011-07-15
Category Games
Total Pages 153
ISBN 9781907792038
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Are you addicted to reality TV? Do you watch all the shows from Britain’s Got Talent to The Apprentice? Can you name every contestant ever to walk through the doors of the Big Brother house? Then The Reality Television Quiz Book is definitely for you. Who can forget Jade Goody, Peter Andre and Jordan, Leona Lewis or Paul Potts? They are all inside in this book alongside the many memorable characters who have become household names by appearing live on our television screens. The 1,000 brain-teasing questions in this quiz book cover every aspect of reality TV, from the celebrities and wannabes to the strange and the bizarre, including all the heroes, villains, tears and tantrums we have come to expect from the genre in recent years. Packed with behind the scenes information about all your favourite shows, this book is guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment for the whole family and is a must have for all fans of reality television.

Reality Television by Ruth A. Deller

Title Reality Television
Author Ruth A. Deller
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date 2019-11-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781839090219
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reality television is shown worldwide, features people from all walks of life and covers everything from romance to religion. It has not only changed television, but every other area of the media. So why has reality TV become such a huge phenomenon, and what is its future in an age of streaming and social media?

Title The Surveillance of Women on Reality Television
Author Rachel E. Dubrofsky
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2011-06-17
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9780739169254
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reality Tv by Susan Murray

Title Reality TV
Author Susan Murray
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2009
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 377
ISBN 9780814757345
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of essays, which provide a comprehensive picture of how and why the genre of reality television emerged, what it means, how it differs from earlier television programming, and how it engages societies, industries, and individuals.

Title Reality Television and Arab Politics
Author Marwan Kraidy
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2010
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9780521769198
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What does it mean to be modern outside the West? Based on a wealth of primary data collected over five years, Reality Television and Arab Politics analyzes how reality television stirred an explosive mix of religion, politics, and sexuality, fuelling heated polemics over cultural authenticity, gender relations, and political participation in the Arab world. The controversies, Kraidy argues, are best understood as a social laboratory in which actors experiment with various forms of modernity, continuing a long-standing Arab preoccupation with specifying terms of engagement with Western modernity. Women and youth take center stage in this process. Against the backdrop of dramatic upheaval in the Middle East, this book challenges the notion of a monolithic "Arab Street" and offers an original perspective on Arab media, shifting attention away from a narrow focus on al-Jazeera, toward a vibrant media sphere that compels broad popular engagement and contentious political performance.

Reality Gendervision by Brenda R. Weber

Title Reality Gendervision
Author Brenda R. Weber
Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date 2014-03-03
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780822376644
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This essay collection focuses on the gendered dimensions of reality television in both the United States and Great Britain. Through close readings of a wide range of reality programming, from Finding Sarah and Sister Wives to Ghost Adventures and Deadliest Warrior, the contributors think through questions of femininity and masculinity, as they relate to the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality. They connect the genre's combination of real people and surreal experiences, of authenticity and artifice, to the production of identity and norms of citizenship, the commodification of selfhood, and the naturalization of regimes of power. Whether assessing the Kardashian family brand, portrayals of hoarders, or big-family programs such as 19 Kids and Counting, the contributors analyze reality television as a relevant site for the production and performance of gender. In the process, they illuminate the larger neoliberal and postfeminist contexts in which reality TV is produced, promoted, watched, and experienced. Contributors. David Greven, Dana Heller, Su Holmes, Deborah Jermyn, Misha Kavka, Amanda Ann Klein, Susan Lepselter, Diane Negra, Laurie Ouellette, Gareth Palmer, Kirsten Pike, Maria Pramaggiore, Kimberly Springer, Rebecca Stephens, Lindsay Steenberg, Brenda R. Weber

Reality Tv by Annette Hill

Title Reality TV
Author Annette Hill
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-11-13
Category Social Science
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781136177873
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ‘I wouldn’t want anyone to know this but...’ Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a range of programmes from the mundane to those that revel in the spectacle of excess. Annette Hill’s research draws on interviews with television producers on the market of reality TV and audience research with over fifteen thousand participants during a fifteen year period. Key themes in the book include the phenomenon of reality TV as a new kind of inter-generic space; the rise of reality entertainment formats and producer intervention; audiences, fans and anti-fans; the spectacle of reality and sports entertainment; and the ways real people and celebrities perform themselves in cross-media content. Reality TV explores how this form of popular entertainment invites audiences to riff on reality, to debate and reject reality claims, making it ideal for students of media and cultural studies seeking a broader understanding of how media connects with trends in society and culture.

Title Exploring Television Acting
Author Tom Cantrell
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2018-05-31
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781474248594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first collection of its kind to bring together scholarly and practitioner perspectives, this book analyses the experiences, skills and techniques of actors when working on television. Featuring eleven chapters by internationally distinguished researchers and actor trainers, this collection examines the acting processes and resulting performances of some of the most acclaimed television actors. Topics include: studio and location realism; actor training for television; actor well-being in the television industry; performance in reality television and British and Irish actors in contemporary US television and film. The book also contains case studies examining the work of Emmy-award-winning actor Viola Davis and the iconic character of Gene Hunt in Life on Mars (BBC, 2006-2007).

Reality Tv by Jon Kraszewski

Title Reality TV
Author Jon Kraszewski
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2017-02-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781317806042
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From early first-wave programs such as Candid Camera, An American Family, and The Real World to the shows on our television screens and portable devices today, reality television consistently takes us to cities—such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston—to imagine the place of urbanity in American culture and society. Jon Kraszewski offers the first extended account of this phenomenon, as he makes the politics of urban space the center of his history and theory of reality television. Kraszewski situates reality television in a larger economic transformation that started in the 1980s when America went from an industrial economy, when cities were home to all classes, to its post-industrial economy as cities became key points in a web of global financing, expelling all economic classes except the elite and the poor. Reality television in the industrial era reworked social relationships based on class, race, and gender for liberatory purposes, which resulted in an egalitarian ethos in the genre. However, reality television of the post-industrial era attempts to convince viewers that cities still serve their interests, even though most viewers find city life today economically untenable. Each chapter uses a key theoretical concept from spatial theory—such as power geometries, diasporic nostalgia, orientalism, the imagination of social expulsions, and the relationship between the country and the city—to illuminate the way reality television engages this larger transformation of urban space in America.

Reality Tv by Misha Kavka

Title Reality TV
Author Misha Kavka
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Release Date 2012-02-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9780748637249
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Is reality TV a coherent genre? This book addresses this question by examining the characteristics, contexts and breadth of reality TV through a history of its programming trends. Paying attention to stylistic connections as well as key concepts, this study breaks reality television down into three main 'generations': the camcorder generation, the competition generation and the celebrity generation. Beginning with a consideration of the applicability of the term 'genre' for this televisual hybrid, the book takes a transnational approach to investigating the forms and formats of reality TV framed by relevant popular and critical discourses.

Title Reality Television Affect and Intimacy
Author Misha Kavka
Publisher Language, Discourse, Society (
Release Date 2008-10-31
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 191
ISBN UOM:39015082766729
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reality Television, Affect and Intimacy shifts current discussions of media and reality from the informative to the affective, from knowledge to feelings. In reality television, Misha Kavka argues, everyday ‘reality’ is the ground for an experience of immediacy, or televisual intimacy, that is self-evidently mediated and performed. The book explores this paradox by conceptualising the relation between affect and media. For Kavka, affect matters because the feelings generated across the screen are real in a material way. Investigating such concepts as publicity and privacy in reality TV families, performance technologies in Big Brother, arranged marriages in romance reality TV, and gender, race and sexuality in Survivor and Project Runway, she argues that affect is the core reality of a public sphere that is reconfigured by its viewing patterns. Renewing attention to the complexities of affective intimacies, this book offers the rich realities of feeling as a critical alternative to traditional communication models.

Title Reality Television Contracts
Author Battista Paul
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-03-22
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781621534969
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reality television is the growth area of television today. Individuals around the country want to be involved, whether in front of the camera or behind, and those who want to produce reality television seek to attract talent—maybe from the local beauty salon or perhaps the rodeo, extermination company, or trucking company—to begin taping their own "sizzle" reels to pitch to Hollywood production companies. At long last, here is a book that explains and educates those involved in reality television (and those who hope to be involved) regarding the terms found in these agreements and how best to negotiate them. This guide also includes: •A brief history of reality television •A breakdown of how ideas develop and of the "players" involved •Reviews of and comments on agreement templates for all parties in the development and production stages •"Deal point" checklists to help stay on track Directed at attorneys who currently represent clients in the industry or would like to add reality television to their law practices, at reality television producers or those looking to break into the scene, and at all reality television participants, the contracts included in this book will be an indispensable resource all the way! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins

Title Convergence Culture
Author Henry Jenkins
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2006-08-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 308
ISBN 0814743072
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the 2007 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title A classic study on the dynamic between an individual and different media channels Convergence Culture maps a new territory: where old and new media intersect, where grassroots and corporate media collide, where the power of the media producer and the power of the consumer interact in unpredictable ways. Henry Jenkins, one of America’s most respected media analysts, delves beneath the new media hype to uncover the important cultural transformations that are taking place as media converge. He takes us into the secret world of Survivor Spoilers, where avid internet users pool their knowledge to unearth the show’s secrets before they are revealed on the air. He introduces us to young Harry Potter fans who are writing their own Hogwarts tales while executives at Warner Brothers struggle for control of their franchise. He shows us how The Matrix has pushed transmedia storytelling to new levels, creating a fictional world where consumers track down bits of the story across multiple media channels.Jenkins argues that struggles over convergence will redefine the face of American popular culture. Industry leaders see opportunities to direct content across many channels to increase revenue and broaden markets. At the same time, consumers envision a liberated public sphere, free of network controls, in a decentralized media environment. Sometimes corporate and grassroots efforts reinforce each other, creating closer, more rewarding relations between media producers and consumers. Sometimes these two forces are at war. Jenkins provides a riveting introduction to the world where every story gets told and every brand gets sold across multiple media platforms. He explains the cultural shift that is occurring as consumers fight for control across disparate channels, changing the way we do business, elect our leaders, and educate our children.