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Title Understanding reality television / edited by Su Holmes and Deborah Jermyn.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.

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 MUSKINGUM STACKS  PN1992.8.R43 U53 2004    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  PN1992.8.R43 U53 2004    AVAILABLE  
Subject Reality television programs -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Holmes, Su.
Jermyn, Deborah, 1970-
Description x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : understanding reality TV / Su Holmes, Deborah Jermyn -- Candid Camera and the origins of reality TV : contextualising a historical precedent / Bradley D. Clissold -- From Ozzie Nelson to Ozzy Osbourne : the genesis and development of the reality (star) sitcom / Jennifer Gillan -- 'This is about real people!' : video technologies, actuality and affect in the television crime appeal / Deborah Jermyn -- Reality TV, troublesome pictures and panics : reappraising the public controversy around reality TV in Europe / Daniel Biltereyst.
"All you've got to worry about is the task, having a cup of tea, and doing a bit of sunbathing' : approaching celebrity in Big Brother / Su Holmes -- Temporalities of the real : conceptualising time in reality TV / Misha Kavka, Amy West -- In search of community on reality TV : America's Most Wanted and Survivor / Gray Cavender -- 'New you' : class and transformation in lifestyle television / Gareth Palmer -- Socially soothing stories? Gender, race and class in TLC's A Wedding Story and A Baby Story / Rebecca L. Stephens.
Household, the basement and The Real World : gay identity in the constructed reality environment / Christopher Pullen -- 'It isn't always Shakespeare, but it's genuine' : cinema's commentary on documentary hybrids / Craig Hight -- Big Brother : reconfiguring the 'active' audience of cultural studies? / Estella Tincknell, Parvati Raghuram -- 'Jump in the pool' : the competitive culture of Survivor fan networks / Derek Foster.
ISBN 0415317940
0415317959 (pbk.)
OCLC # 53155685
Table of Contents
 Notes on contributors 
 Acknowledgements 
 Introduction: understanding Reality TV / Su Holmes, Deborah Jermyn1
1Candid Camera and the origins of Reality TV: contextualising a historical precedent / Bradley D. Clissold33
2From Ozzie Nelson to Ozzy Osbourne: the genesis and development of the Reality (star) sitcom / Jennifer Gillan54
3'This is about real people!": video technologies, actuality and affect in the television crime appeal / Deborah Jermyn71
4Reality TV, troublesome pictures and panics: reappraising the public controversy around Reality TV in Europe / Daniel Biltereyst91
5'All you've got to worry about is the task, having a cup of tea, and doing a bit of sunbathing': approaching celebrity in Big Brother / Su Holmes111
6Temporalities of the real: conceptualising time in Reality TV / Misha Kavka, Amy West136
7In search of community on Reality TV: America's Most Wanted and Survivor / Gray Cavender154
8'The New You': class and transformation in lifestyle television / Gareth Palmer173
9Socially soothing stories? Gender, race and class in TLC's A Wedding Story and A Baby Story / Rebecca L. Stephens191
10The household, the basement and The Real World: gay identity in the constructed reality environment / Christopher Pullen211
11'It isn't always Shakespeare, but it's genuine': cinema's commentary on documentary hybrids / Craig Hight233
12Big Brother: reconfiguring the 'active' audience of cultural studies? / Estella Tincknell, Parvati Raghuram252
13'Jump in the pool': the competitive culture of Survivor fan networks / Derek Foster270
14Afterword: framing the new / John Corner290
 Index300