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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


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


Fear Factor: Game Shows, State Power, and Death

Mike Miley

in Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825384
eISBN:
9781496825438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The works discussed transpose the conceit of The Most Dangerous Game to the world of commercial broadcast entertainment, pitting characters against each other in competition for the ultimate prize: ... 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


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


‘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


White Working-Class Identity and US Nationalism in Twenty-First-Century Popular Texts

Jordan J. Dominy

in Southern Literature, Cold War Culture, and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826404
eISBN:
9781496826459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826404.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter addresses recent portrayals of the US South in popular texts of the 2010s. Through the reality television program Duck Dynasty and J.D. Vance’s memoir, Hillbilly Elegy (2017), it ... 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


Benediction

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter concludes the book with an exploration of how African American book clubs and reading communities, gender reveal ceremonies, prom proposals or promposals, child marriage, reality ... More


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