Reality TV by Susan Murray
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Reality TV
By Susan Murray

Reality TV

Remaking Television Culture

Edited by See other recent books by Susan Murray See other recent books by Laurie Ouellette
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $48.69
Your Price: $43.82 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.87! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.19 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days



Reality TV by Susan Murray

Book Description

The Apprentice. Project Runway. The Bachelor. My Life on the D-list. Extreme Makeover. American Idol. It is virtually impossible to turn on a television without coming across some sort of reality programming. Yet, while this genre has rapidly moved from the fringes of television culture to its lucrative core, critical attention has not kept pace. Beginning by unearthing its historical roots in early reality shows like Candid Camera and wending its way through An American Family and The Real World to the most recent crop of reality programs, Reality TV, now updated with eight new essays, is one of the first books to address the economic, visual, cultural, audience, and new media dimensions of reality television and has become the standard in the field. The essays provide a complex and comprehensive picture of how and why this genre emerged, what it means, how it differs from earlier television programming, and how it engages societies, industries, and individuals. Topics range from the blending of fact and fiction, to the uses of viewer labor and "interactivity," to issues of surveillance, gender performativity, hyper-commercialism, and generic parody. By spanning reality television's origins in the late 1940s to its current overwhelming popularity, Reality TV demonstrates both the tenacity of the format and its enduring ability to speak to our changing political and social desires and anxieties.

Buy Reality TV book by Susan Murray from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780814757345
ISBN-10: 0814757340
Format: Paperback
(5830mm x 3895mm x 20mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Susan Murray

Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray Waterborne Blade, Paperback (March 2015)

First in a fabulously imaginative fantasy series from an exciting new voice. Politics, monarchy and intrigue - three perfect ingredients always popular with fans of epic medieval fantasy. The opening volume of an intriguing medieval fantasy series for fans of Trudi Canavan, Karen Miller and Gail Z Martin.

Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars by Susan Murray Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars, Paperback (June 2005)

Argues that television stars were central to the growth and development of American broadcasting. They were used not only to promote programs and the sale of advertised consumer goods, but also to establish network identities. This book includes profiles of well-known performers such as Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Jackie Gleason.

» View all books by Susan Murray

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Reality TV book by Susan Murray and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Susan Murray

Susan Murray is Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. She is the author of Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars: Early Television and Broadcast Stardom. Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches media and cultural studies. She writes about television, media culture, social theory, and consumer culture, and is the co-author of Better Living Through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship and editor of A Companion to Reality Television, among other books.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Susan Murray close
Human Fatigue Risk Management by Susan Murray
Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray
Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars by Susan Murray
Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars by Susan Murray
»
Recent books by Laurie Ouellette close
Companion to Reality Television by Laurie Ouellette
Lifestyle TV by Laurie Ouellette
Lifestyle TV by Laurie Ouellette
Companion to Reality Television by Laurie Ouellette
Media Studies Reader by Laurie Ouellette
Media Studies Reader by Laurie Ouellette
Reality TV by Laurie Ouellette
Better Living Through Reality TV by Laurie Ouellette
Better Living Through Reality TV by Laurie Ouellette
Viewers Like You? by Laurie Ouellette
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close