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The Artifice of Reality in East Asia

Michael Keane, Anthony Fung, and Albert Moran

in New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098206
eISBN:
9789882207219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098206.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the influence of reality-television formats in East Asia and looks at how they function as alternative models of program investment and production. While reality television is a ... More


Theorising Media: Power, Form and Subjectivity

John Corner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082603
eISBN:
9781781703182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082603.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores how issues of power, form and subjectivity feature at the core of all serious thinking about the media, including appreciations of their creativity as well as anxiety about the ... More


Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Kristyn Gorton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An engaging and original study of current research on television audiences and the concept of emotion, this book offers a unique approach to key issues within television studies. Topics discussed ... More


Jean Echenoz: problematic patterns and symbolic violence

Ruth Cruickshank

in Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571758
eISBN:
9780191721793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571758.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines patterns of crisis in the 1990s prose fictions of Goncourt prize winner Echenoz. Countering contradictory critiques of Echenoz as epitome or observer of postmodernity, it ... More


Television and Digital Media

Lynn Spigel and Max Dawson

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, Lynn Spiegel and Max Dawson show how American television remained the central medium not just for entertainment, but for discussion of gender roles, race relations, family life and ... More


‘Our planet reveals its secrets’: wildlife documentaries on television

Thomas Austin

in Watching the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076893
eISBN:
9781781701775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076893.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines recent commercial and formal developments in the popular and enduring genre of the wildlife documentary on television. It draws on three original qualitative audience studies to ... More


‘Desperately Seeking the Audience’: models of audience reception

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers how we can understand the term 'audience' and critically outlines some of the ways in which the audience has been approached, theorised and researched. It argues that the ... More


Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the UK and the USA

Colin Shaw

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159377
eISBN:
9780191673603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159377.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The recent history of broadcasting on both sides of the Atlantic, characterised by a great increase in the number of services on offer to the public, has been brought about by technological advances ... More


Big Brother, Bigg Boss: Reality Television as Global Form

Biswarup Sen

in Channeling Cultures: Television Studies from India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092056
eISBN:
9780199082889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092056.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter looks at one well-known format in reality television– Big Brother (Bigg Boss in India) – in order to shed light on the complicated relationship between the forces of globalization, ... More


Over the Top: Reality Experiential Television

Emma Hanna

in The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633890
eISBN:
9780748671175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633890.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Programmes broadcast during and after the eightieth anniversaries formed the most public interface where new televisual representations of the conflict collided with the war's history and memory. In ... More


Self-Projects: Makeover Shows and the Reflexive Imperative

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the tensions that structure audiences' discussions of makeover television: tensions that involve learning, identification, gender, shame, authenticity, realism, and feeling. To ... More


‘There's No Place Like Home’: emotional exposure, excess and empathy on TV

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers how emotion functions within reality and lifestyle television. It argues that emotion is sometimes used as a social tool in a way that obscures differences of class, gender and ... More


Enterprising Selves: Reality Television and Human Capital

Laurie Ouellette

in Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764695
eISBN:
9780814724989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764695.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explains that in an era of neoliberalism—the liberalization of market constraints and the reduction of government social services in favor of private enterprise—citizens are increasingly ... More


The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Katherine Sender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

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 ... More


Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Christopher Grobe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

What do midcentury “confessional” poets have in common with today’s reality TV stars? An inexplicable urge to make their lives an open book, but also a sense that this book can never be finished. ... More


On Anger

Terrion L. Williamson

in Scandalize My Name: Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274727
eISBN:
9780823274772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274727.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter takes up the position of the infamous “angry black woman” by avoiding righteous, revisionist, or reactionary arguments about black women and anger and instead considering black women’s ... More


Laboriously Unreal: Design and

David Brody

in Housekeeping By Design: Hotels and Labor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226389097
eISBN:
9780226389264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines Hotel Impossible, a Travel Channel reality show in which hotel guru Anthony Melchiorri travels to hotels facing fiscal distress and crafts a management, labor, and decorative ... More


Documentary and Performance

Christopher Pullen

in Straight Girls and Queer Guys: The Hetero Media Gaze in Film and Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748694846
eISBN:
9781474418485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694846.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the representation of the straight girl and the queer guy within varying documentary media forms, considering the notions of social agency and performativity. Foregrounding ... More


The Way It Is

Terrion L. Williamson

in Scandalize My Name: Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274727
eISBN:
9780823274772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274727.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the trope of the strong black woman by way of the “superwoman” of R&B musical parlance, particularly as expressed by R&B artist Karyn White in her 1988 hit song “Superwoman.” It ... More


How to Stare at Your Television: The Ethics of Consuming Race and Disability on Freakshow

Lori Kido Lopez

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Lori Kido Lopez considers the ethics of watching Freakshow, a reality television show that aired on U.S. cable channel AMC from 2013 to 2014. Taking into consideration the racial and disability ... More


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