Reality TV (TV Genres)
Reality TV (TV Genres)
Edinburgh University Press

Reality TV (TV Genres)

  • Publish Date: 2012-02-15
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Misha Kavka

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Is reality TV a coherent genre? This book addresses this question by examining the characteristics, contexts and breadth of reality TV through a history of its programming trends. Paying attention to stylistic connections as well as key concepts, this study breaks reality television down into three main 'generations': the camcorder generation, the competition generation and the celebrity generation. Beginning with a consideration of the applicability of the term 'genre' for this televisual hybrid, the book takes a transnational approach to investigating the forms and formats of reality TV framed by relevant popular and critical discourses.

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