When everyone has their own reality show

Andrejevic, Mark (2014). When everyone has their own reality show. In Laurie Oullette (Ed.), A companion to reality TV (pp. 40-56) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118599594.ch3

Author Andrejevic, Mark
Title of chapter When everyone has their own reality show
Title of book A companion to reality TV
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781118599594.ch3
ISBN 9780470659274
Editor Laurie Oullette
Chapter number 3
Start page 40
End page 56
Total pages 17
Total chapters 29
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Reality television does not do things to us – but it can represent to us some of the things we are doing to ourselves. In this regard, reality television remains a fruitful site for ongoing cultural study because it has something potentially interesting and instructive and therefore “real” to say about the society that continues to produce it. This chapter explores some of the dimensions of the portrayal of monitoring and surveillance on reality television, and how this might inform an understanding of broader surveillance practices in the digital era. Reality television is allegedly “real” not simply because it focuses on the lives of nonprofessional actors but also because it blurs the boundaries that separate the rarefied realm of cultural production from the daily lives of viewers. The chapter considers more closely the role played by surveillance and monitoring in the digital economy and on reality television.
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

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