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Class Acts and Class Work: Poise and the Polishing of Campus Queens

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, three case studies explore the micro-politics of class in campus beauty pageants and training of campus queens. It analyzes how class is reduced to a matter of self-production, not ... More


Broadcast Yourself: The Confessional Performance of Reality TV

Christopher Grobe

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter argues that reality TV is inherently confessional—and quite aware of being so. Against a scholarly tradition of seeing fly-on-the-wall “surveillance” footage as the genre’s defining ... More


Out of Nowhere

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/9789622098206.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The success of the United States in global media and advertising markets forms a common theme within cultural studies and political economy. Hollywood continues to relentlessly impose its presence on ... More


Green Is the New Black: Carbon-Sin Trackers, Reality TV, and Green Modeling

Sarah McFarland Taylor

in Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479810765
eISBN:
9781479844883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810765.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 4 delves into entanglements of ecopiety and consumopiety in the narratives of “green capitalism” as found in the world of mobile-device “carbon sin–tracking” software applications, reality TV ... More


Musical Theater Meets Reality TV: An Investigation into the Canadian Context1

Christine Quail

in Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199314706
eISBN:
9780190619541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314706.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

Combining elements of artistic performance with contest-based tasks and documentary-style narratives about the contestants, musical theater reality TV (MTRTV) features musical theater–based ... More


Teleparodies

Eugene Halton

in The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Reality TV correlates not only with the rise of surveillance culture, but, more generally, also with the loss of reality, public life, and private life in Western and globalizing techno-culture, with ... More


Genre and the Quiz Show

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the complex relations between quiz shows and genre. In doing so, it explores different approaches to genre (such as textual and discursive — drawing in particular on the work of ... More


From Barbie Doll to the Korean Wave

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China was integrated into a global market economically as well as culturally. It is exposed to the influence of the omnipresent beauty ideals and consumer culture in the west. The rapid increase of ... More


The Post-Soviet Diaspora on Transnational Reality TV

Claudia Sadowski-Smith

in New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479847730
eISBN:
9781479805396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847730.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines Lifetime’s short-lived Russian Dolls and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, a widely watched US reality TV show. Both shows exemplify the emergence of narratives that associate the ... More


Idealizing Masculinity through Representation of Fatherhood: Negotiating Transcultural Masculinities in Dad, Where Are We Going?

Lin Song

in The Cosmopolitan Dream: Transnational Chinese Masculinities in a Global Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455850
eISBN:
9789888455478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455850.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the representations of masculinity in a recent Chinese reality TV show Dad, Where Are We Going?, which is based on the original South Korean show of the same title. By closely ... More


Reality television: ordinariness, exhibitionism and emotional intelligence

Rebecca Feasey

in Masculinity and Popular Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627974
eISBN:
9780748651184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Since the 1980s, the term ‘reality TV’ has been used by the audiences and industry alike to refer to a wide range of programmes that focus on non-professional actors in a range of both real-life and ... More


The Faux and the Schmo: Parodying Reality TV

Jennifer Friedlander

in Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190676124
eISBN:
9780190676162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter engages with the reality TV show parody The Joe Schmo Show, whose premise rests upon a cast of actors convincing an earnest participant that he is competing in a Big Brother–style ... More


Channeling Cultures: Television Studies from India

Biswarup Sen and Abhijit Roy (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092056
eISBN:
9780199082889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092056.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Channelling Cultures: Television Studies from India is a seminal collection of essays on regional, national and global itineraries of Indian television in the twenty-first century. At a ... More


TV Show: Big Brother after the Big Other: Approach: Performativity Theory

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Big Brother was the first of the high-profile ‘Reality Television’ shows. Pioneered in Holland, it was imported to Britain by the production company Endemol. From the first, the programme was ... More


Normalisation of youth austerity through entertainment: critically addressing media representations of youth marginality in Britain

Shane Blackman and Ruth Rogers

in Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447330523
eISBN:
9781447330578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Blackman and Rogers presents a textual analysis of the media representations of young people in newspapers and TV reality programmes. They argue that there has been a normalisation of youth austerity ... More


Passing for Tan: Snooki and the Grotesque Reality of Ethnicity

Alisha Gaines

in Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter considers how Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the star of MTV’s reality television show Jersey Shore crafted a bankable celebrity persona by “passing for tan.” Emboldened by postracial ... More


Lens on Reality

Pallabi Chakravorty

in This is How We Dance Now!: Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199477760
eISBN:
9780199091102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477760.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter argues that the new communication technologies and globalization of media have fundamentally changed India’s visual culture and that Bollywood dance and dance reality TV provide a ... More


Styling the ‘ordinary’: Tele-factual genres and participant identities

Joanna Thornborrow

in Style, Mediation, and Change: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Talking Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190629489
eISBN:
9780190629519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190629489.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the concept of ‘ordinary’ as a way of categorizing and describing people who are non-media professionals participating in mediated discourse, specifically in relation to the ... More


First Do No Harm: The James MacTaggart Lecture 2004

John Humphrys

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, a distinguished television journalist who presented BBC Radio 4's Today programme from 1987, examines two connected themes. First, bad television has become damaging, ... More


Editing Women: The Cosmetic Gaze and Cinema

Bernadette Wegenstein

in The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232678
eISBN:
9780262301114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232678.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter deals with the effect of the cosmetic gaze in the world of cinema. The first section deals with how cosmetic surgery has thematically influenced a series of films between the 1940s and ... More


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