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Reality television has little to do with reality and everything to do with television form and content. Reality Television takes the Reality TV phenomenon to be a significant movement within documentary and factual programming. This book analyses new and hybrid genres including observational documentaries, talk shows, game shows, docu-soaps, dramatic reconstructions, law and order programming and 24/7 formats such as Big Brother and Survivor. These programmes are both popular with audiences and heavily debated in the media; they are at the centre of heated discussions about tabloidisation, media ethics, voyeurism and the representation of the real. Through detailed case studies this book breaks new ground by linking together two major themes: the production of realism and its relationship to revelation. It addresses 'truth' telling, confession and the production of knowledges about the self and its place in the world within forms that produce new configurations of social and media space.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904764045
ISBN-10: 1904764045
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 14mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anita Biressi

Anita Biressi is Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Media Studies at University of Surrey Roehampton. She is the author of Crime, Fear and the Law in True Crime Stories (2001). Heather Nunn is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at University of Surrey Roehampton. She is the author of Thatcher, Politics and Fantasy: The Political Culture of Gender and Nation (2002).

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