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The ethics of reality TV : a philosophical examination

Author: Wendy N Wyatt; Kristie Bunton
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2012.
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Reality television is continuing to grow, both in numbers and in popularity. The scholarship on reality TV is beginning to catch up, but one of the most enduring questions about the genre--Is it ethical?--has yet to be addressed in any systematic and comprehensive way. Through investigating issues ranging from deception and privacy breaches to community building and democratization of TV, The Ethics of Reality TV  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reality television programs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy N Wyatt; Kristie Bunton
ISBN: 9781441193810 1441193812 9781441189035 1441189033
OCLC Number: 757482083
Notes: Editor's note -- Foreward: The morality of amoral TV / James Poniewozik -- Introduction: Reality TV matters / Wendy N. Wyatt and Kristie Bunton -- Flourishing : reality TV and a life of ethical excellence / Christopher Meyers -- Stereotypes : reality TV as both creator and confronter / Kristie Bunton -- Privacy : what has reality TV got to hide? / Madeleine Shufeldt Esch -- Cultural values : reality TV manufactures marriage / Mira K. Desai -- Community : reality TV reaching out / Gareth Palmer -- Inspiration and motivation : if reality TV stars can do it, so can I / Janie Harden Fritz -- Commercialization : the intersection of economics and ethics in reality TV / Bastiaan Vanacker -- Deception : reality TV playing us false / Edward H. Spence -- Democracy and discourse : how reality TV fosters citizenship / Deni Elliott -- Exploitation : when reality TV becomes degradation TV / Wendy N. Wyatt -- Conclusion: Reality TV conveys responsibilities / Wendy N. Wyatt and Kristie Bunton.
Description: xi, 205 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword : the morality of amoral TV / James Poniewozik --
Introduction : reality TV matters / Wendy N. Wyatt and Kristie Bunton --
Flourishing : reality TV and a life of ethical excellence / Christopher Meyers --
Stereotypes : reality TV as both creator and confronter / Kristie Bunton --
Privacy : what has reality TV got to hide? / Madeleine Shufeldt Esch --
Cultural values : reality TV manufactures marriage / Mira K. Desai --
Community : reality TV reaching out / Gareth Palmer --
Inspiration and motivation : if reality TV stars can do it, so can I / Janie Harden Fritz --
Commercialization : the intersection of economics and ethics in reality TV / Bastiaan Vanacker --
Deception : reality TV playing us false / Edward H. Spence --
Democracy and discourse : how reality TV fosters citizenship / Deni Elliott --
Exploitation : when reality TV becomes degradation TV / Wendy N. Wyatt --
Conclusion : reality TV conveys responsibilities / Wendy N. Wyatt and Kristie Bunton.
Responsibility: edited by Wendy N. Wyatt and Kristie Bunton.
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Explores the wide range of ethical issues raised by reality TV and then questions whether the genre is ultimately good or harmful for society.  Read more...

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