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The Resource Freakshow : first person media and factual television, Jon Dovey

Freakshow : first person media and factual television, Jon Dovey

Label
Freakshow : first person media and factual television
Title
Freakshow
Title remainder
first person media and factual television
Statement of responsibility
Jon Dovey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dovey, Jon
Dewey number
791.45/6
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1992.8.R43
LC item number
D68 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reality television programs
  • Television talk shows
  • Documentary television programs
  • Télévision-vérité
  • Talk-shows
  • Télévision
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Documentary television programs
  • Reality television programs
  • Television talk shows
  • Reality-TV
  • Televisieprogramma's
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Identiteit
Summary expansion
True confessions, fake films and docu-soaps - in the last ten years factual television has been transformed by an explosion of new genres. Freakshow offers a serious look at 'reality TV' in an attempt to understand the mass media's fascination with intimacy, deviancy, and horror. Jon Dovey analyses reality TV in terms of the political economy of the mass media. He investigates the relationship between confessional television and our modern understanding of culture and identity. Is our fascination with the personal the only meaningful response to the complexity of our own lives? Are the politics of the self the only alternative to the defunct grand narratives of yesterday? In concentrating not on the reception of these new television forms but on the choices, models and agendas which inform their production, Dovey reveals the relationships between social anxieties, economic pressures and their specific inflections in media texts. In a critical analysis of media industry practice, Dovey asks why directors can't stay out of range of their own cameras - and what is the role of the television of intimacy within broadcasting
Label
Freakshow : first person media and factual television, Jon Dovey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Firestarters -- Re-viewing Reality TV
  • 5.
  • Confessing Nation
  • 6.
  • McDox 'R' Us -- Docu-Soap and the Triumph of Trivia
  • 7.
  • Squaring Circles
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Show me the Money
  • 2.
  • Klutz Films
  • 3.
  • Camcorder Cults
  • 4.
Control code
51008264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 197 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849645171
Lccn
00026030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99955523730
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fmx0s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51008264
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Freakshow : first person media and factual television, Jon Dovey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Firestarters -- Re-viewing Reality TV
  • 5.
  • Confessing Nation
  • 6.
  • McDox 'R' Us -- Docu-Soap and the Triumph of Trivia
  • 7.
  • Squaring Circles
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Show me the Money
  • 2.
  • Klutz Films
  • 3.
  • Camcorder Cults
  • 4.
Control code
51008264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 197 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849645171
Lccn
00026030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99955523730
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fmx0s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51008264
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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