- Reality television programmes
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- Includes index.
- Bibliography: p. 178-184.
- Preface and Acknowledgements - Introduction - PART 1: GENESIS - Introduction - The Documentary Heritage - The Possibilities of Production Technologies - Television Institutions - Risking Reality TV - Reality TV as the End of Documentary History - Case Study: Wife Swap - PART 2: THE WORLD IS WATCHING - Introduction - Reality TV and Theories of Globalization - International Programmes and Formats from Britain - The Globalization of Privacy Publicized - Reality TV and Television Scheduling - The Globalization of Insitutional Forms - Local Regulatory Cultures - Case study: Big Brother as a Transnational Property - Conclusion - PART 3: REALITY TV - Introduction - Generic Conventions and Docusoap - Docusoap, Ordinariness and Celebrity - The Aesthetics of Reality TV - Reality TV and the Public Sphere - The Passion and Revelation of the Real - Narration and Mediation - Case Study: The House Series; Simulation, Recreation and Education - Conclusion - PART 4: DRAMA - Introduction - Narrative Forms - Performance and Genre - Characters - Melodrama - Dramatizing Gender - Reality TV and the Displacement of Drama - From Docusoap to Drama - Case Study: The Cruise, Performance and Authenticity - Conclusion - PART 5: SURVEILLANCE - Introduction - The Prison of Real - Spaces of Surveillance - Discipline and Confession - Rights and Regulations - Threat and Reassurance - Car Crash TV - Case Study: Witnessing and Helping in Crimewatch UK - Conclusion - PART 6: BIG BROTHER CULTURE - Introduction - Cross-platform and Intermedial Texts - Audience Composition and Modes of Address - Audience Perceptions of Reality TV - Television Institution and Reality TV Audiences - Television Talk and Gossip - Poaching and Fandom - Case Study: The Osbournes, Celebrity and Multi-accentuality - Conclusion - CONCLUSION - Bibliography - Index.
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