Factual Entertainment and Television Audiences
By (author) Annette Hill
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Reality TV by Annette Hill
Book DescriptionReality TV restores a crucial, and often absent, element to the critical debate about reality television: the voices of people who watch reality programmes. From Animal Hospital to Big Brother, Annette Hill argues that much can be learned from listening to audience discussion about this popular and rapidly changing television genre. Viewers' responses to reality TV can provide invaluable information to enhance our understanding of both the reality genre and contemporary television audiences. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative audience research to understand how viewers categorise the reality genre, and how they judge the performance of ordinary people and the representation of authenticity within different types of reality programmes. * Do audiences think reality TV is real? * Can people learn from watching reality TV? * How critical are viewers of reality TV? Reality TV argues that audiences are engaged in a critical examination of the development of popular factual television. The book examines how audiences can learn from watching reality programmes, and how viewers think and talk about the ethics of reality TV.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415261524
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Annette Hill
Paranormal Media, Paperback (November 2010)
The paranormal has gone mainstream. This book offers an exploration of the extraordinary, unexplained and supernatural in popular culture, looking in unusual places in order to understand this phenomenon. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Restyling Factual TV, Paperback (May 2007)
Addressing a range of programmes and formats from news, to documentary, to popular factual genres, this book examines the ways viewers navigate their way through a constantly changing factual television environment. It addresses a range of programmes that fall within the category of 'factuality', from politics, to reality entertainment.
Television Studies Reader, Hardback (December 2003)» View all books by Annette Hill
"The Television Studies Reader" brings together key writings in the expanding field of television studies, providing an overview of the discipline and addressing issues of industry, genre, audiences, production and ownership, and representation.
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Author Biography - Annette Hill
Annette Hill is a Reader in Communication at the University of Westminster. She is the author of
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