Better Living Through Reality TV Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship
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Description: Combining cutting-edge theories of culture and government with programming examples-including Todd TV, Survivor, and American Idol-Better Living through Reality TV moves beyond the established concerns of political economy and cultural studies to conceptualize television's evolving role in the contemporary period. A major textbook on the impact of reality and lifestyle television on today's programming, and on broader social, cultural and political trends Draws on a range of examples from The Apprentice and American Idol to Extreme Makeover and Wife Swap Argues that reality television teaches viewers to monitor, motivate, improve, transform and protect themselves in the name of freedom, enterprise, and personal responsibility
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/29/2008
Size: 6.02" wide x 8.94" long x 0.57" tall
Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is co-editor of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture and author of Viewers Like You? How Public TV Failed the People.James Hay is an Associate Professor in the College of Communication at the University of Illinois--Champaign-Urbana. He is a co-editor of The Audience and Its Landscape.
|List of Illustrations|
|Charity TV: Privatizing Care, Mobilizing Compassion|
|TV Interventions: Personal Responsibility and Techniques of the Self|
|Makeover TV: Labors of Reinvention|
|TV and the Self-Defensive Citizen|
|TV's Constitutions of Citizenship|
|Playing TV's Democracy Game|