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Reality TV txt Reality TV , text ebook Reality TV , adobe reader Reality TV , chapter 2 Reality TV , Reality TV 1aab8c 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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    We must perform ourselves to be seen, let alone to be validated Kavka suggests that confusion remains yes, reality TV isn t an obviously clear category given that the genre lacks a clear framework for what does or does not fit the genre Examining Reality TV on its own terms, she describes it as including aspects of documentary and entertainment, along with low production values although not always , and questionable ethics duh, you might be thinking Kavka also approaches the question of what Reality TV is from a historical perspective made up of several different elements, rather than a single path that is headed in any sort of predictable direction.Reality TV might go back as far as any time ordinary people were put in front of the camera Despite the claim of depicting ordinary or real people, however, the camera also changed the reality it was trying to depict Some of the earliest programs e.g Candid Camera allowed people to be recorded naturally Producers began contriving scenarios for the subjects given that the ordinary was not interesting without adding something to the mix You know, no one just wants to watch other people, apparently We want to watch other people in unusual situations While they tried to remove mediation by hiding the camera, it ended up back in anyway with the imposed structure.By letting the participants in on the joke at the end, they were placed on equal footing with the viewers Kavka also suggests this process served to regulate anxiety in the culture that existed around fears of surveillance that existed at the time, through laughing about the situations after the camera was revealed.In the family docs e.g American Family, or Sylvania Waters , the camera became a causal factor in ruptures in the families that were portrayed The camera ended up both capturing AND directing the family Families were then transformed OUT of the ordinary, which made viewers no longer see them as ordinary In the second generation, Reality TV moved noticeably into the high ratings of television overall, and elements of competition were added to the surveillance factors Big Brother, Survivor, etc These new Reality TV programs differed from traditional game shows, in that the settings were constructed to be in accordance with reality because we all know that spinning a giant wheel and spelling out mystery words is not even CLOSE to reality, while being locked in a house full of cameras and strangers is The second generation then moved to the idea of transformation, teaching viewers how to behave while also entertaining them Makeover programs instructed viewers on the process of change, with the makeover itself being a form of therapy.In the third generation of Reality TV, ordinary people are turned into celebrities, and celebrities are shown as ordinary However, these ordinary people end up comodifying themselves rather than being allowed to portray themselves e.g American Idol This generation of Reality TV suggests that individuation can be achieved through celebrity, a goal that is made accessible to people through the sheer proliferation of the programs Participants can access means to becoming differently ordinary performing while being real Kavka concludes that real life can no longer be easily separated from what the camera portrays Reality TV is filled with contradictions participants must perform, but are rewarded for being themselves One of her final statements sums up a commentary on the need each of us has to connect with others, to not feel alone, and to be understood we must perform ourselves to be seen, let alone to be validated This message is a common one in psychotherapy if people knew who I really am, they would reject me Hence, the contradiction or performing the ordinary continues.In all, a relatively brief, and interesting read Definitely missing some commentary on gender issues, and the index is sorely lacking, but if you re interested in what TV is doing OTHER than just wasting your time, check this book out.


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