Better Living through Reality TV by Laurie Ouellette

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Published by Wiley-Blackwell .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Media Studies,
  • Television,
  • Mass Communication Media And Society,
  • Television (Performing Arts),
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Performing Arts/Dance,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Television - General,
  • Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Television - History & Criticism

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11650163M
ISBN 101405134402
ISBN 109781405134408

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Your sense of growth, fulfillment, and accomplishment is all but an illusion. In “Better Living Through Reality TV,” James Hay, a professor in the Institute of Communications Research at Illinois, explores the intersection of the reinvention of television with the reinvention of government that has taken place, in different forms, over the past two presidential administrations.

Quite simply, you cannot achieve your goals while living in a fantasy world. If you want to improve in this life, you will need to experience discomfort. That is the only way to expand your comfort zone.

But the purpose of escapism, of the fantasy, is to avoid even thinking about your comfort zone entirely. Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches Critical Media Studies.

She has published extensively on reality television and is co-editor of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture ( and ), and co-author of Better Living Through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship (Wiley, ).

For thousands of years, stories have been told through the pages of a book. But with the advent of new technologies, the ways humans communicate their memories, discoveries, recipes, and life lessons have increasingly been captured and retold through a variety of mediums, one of the most revolutionary being the television.

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Modern reality shows borrow a lot of elements and ideas from these pioneering series which paved the way for reality television. For example the radio series Nightwatch (–), which followed the daily activities of police officers in Culver City, California, is the precursor of.

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“People hate these shows, but their hatred smacks of denial. It's all there, all the old American grotesques, the test-tube babies of Whitman and Poe, a great gauntlet of doubtless eyes, big mouths spewing fantastic catchphrase fountains of impenetrable self-justification, muttering dark prayers, calling on God to strike down those who would fuck with their money, their cash, and always.

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