Home » Reality Television: How Real Does It Get? (Media and Entertainment Series) by Salonee Priya
Reality Television: How Real Does It Get? (Media and Entertainment Series) Salonee Priya

Reality Television: How Real Does It Get? (Media and Entertainment Series)

Salonee Priya

Published
ISBN :
Paperback
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

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 ofMoreThe 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.