Reality TV: Realism and Revelation by Anita Biressi

Reality TV: Realism and Revelation

byAnita Biressi, Heather Nunn

Kobo ebook | May 15, 2012

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This book analyses new and hybrid genres of television 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.
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 Cul...
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Title:Reality TV: Realism and RevelationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231850263

ISBN - 13:9780231850261

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Reality debates
2. Real lives, documentary approaches
3. Just being themselves: from docudrama to new observational documentary
4. Personalising the documentary: from video diary to Errol Morris
5. Therapeutic culture: narcissism and self-revelation
6. Trauma as popular cultural script: from talk show to lifestyle programming
7. Video justice: reality crime television
8. Man in a glass box
Conclusion: 'Reach for the stars': celebrity, social mobility and the future of reality TV
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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