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Reality Television: How Real does it get?

Salonee Priya (Author)
Synopsis The current popularity of the compelling and dominating phenomenon called Reality Television has drawn interest from all corners. Reality TV entered a new phase around the turn of the present century and has rapidly come to the forefront of international television today. It is a staple for most of the networks’ primetime line-ups. The shift to this genre in television has a lot of implications – economical, technological, social and cultural. The book captures this relatively quick change in the television landscape and brings out the essence of the reality flavors. Reality TV shows emerge as rich advertising vehicles with a large amount of moolah riding on them. The basic reason for people to watch these shows is also related to the psychosocial aspects of human behavior. Consumptive ideologies as well as neoliberalism and emotional labor are translated into Reality TV shows. Reality TV opens the Pandora's Box - issues related to Surveillance, Consumerism, TV ratings, Ethics, Voting patterns, Health etc., which are dealt with at length in this book. Global images from countries like America, UK, China and India are captured in order to give a clear picture of such shows across the world. Though the adaptations of these shows are very much in vogue; there is, at the same time, a lot of creativity involved to frame them according to the needs of the country and its culture.
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About the author

Salonee Priya

Salonee Priya is a graduate in English (Hons.). She holds an MA and an MPhil degree in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was an adjunct faculty at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi where she taught Linguistics to BSc Speech and Hearing students. She specializes in Phonetics and South Asian Areal Linguistics. She has been actively involved in writing articles relating to environment, women and language. Presently she is working as a Consulting Editor with Icfai Business School Research Centre, Bangalore.

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Title Reality Television: How Real does it get?
Author Salonee Priya
Format Hardcover
Date published: 10.11.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788131414958
length 220p.