The Triumph of Reality TV: The Revolution in American Television not only cogently analyzes how limited the word 'television' is to describe the modern multi-platform viewing experience, but also how the new 'narrative universe' of reality television attracts a distinctly active audience.
In an unusually evocative chapter, Edwards points out one of the most important factors involving reality television today, 'how reality television both reflects and helps shape changing American family ideals,' an often overlooked aspect of reality television.
By analyzing how much of reality television programming is analogous to our current debates about the changing nature of family in America, Edwards points out the ways in which the modern American family is constructed, both on-screen and off.
Most importantly, by pointing out that the much-maligned genre 'does not simply reflect current beliefs and debates in a society, but helps to shape them,' Edwards tellingly points out that we dismiss reality television's importance at our peril. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Usually ships within 1 week. Overview This book provides an up-to-date account of how reality TV has developed, why it has become the most popular genre on television today, and how the explosion in reality TV signals new developments in American media culture.
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