Watching pink reality TV

Volcic, Zala and Erjavec, Karmen (2015) Watching pink reality TV. Feminist Media Studies, 15 1: 74-91. doi:10.1080/14680777.2015.988393

Author Volcic, Zala
Erjavec, Karmen
Title Watching pink reality TV
Journal name Feminist Media Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-5902
Publication date 2015-01-02
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14680777.2015.988393
Open Access Status
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 74
End page 91
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract In the post-socialist, post-war, neo-liberal, commercial media landscape in the former Yugoslavia, ethno-national, heterosexual femininity continues to be a dominant frame of reference. This article explores how the portrayal of gender is closely connected to ethno-nationalism on one of the most popular reality TV shows, The Palace, produced by the Serbian commercial broadcaster Pink TV. We analyse how female audiences in Bosnia and Herzegovina read and interpret the show and its main celebrity, the Slovene participant Urška. We argue that the different reading positions of audience groups reinforce the hegemony of a specific type of neo-liberal femininity.
Keyword Gender
Reality TV
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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