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Ethics of reality TV : a philosophical examination.

Author: Wendy N Wyatt; Kristie Bunton
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub., 2012.
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Beginning with the new millennium, reality television exploded both in number of shows and in popularity. The scholarship on reality TV is beginning to catch up, but one of the most enduring questions about the genreIs it ethical?has yet to be addressed in any systematic and comprehensive way. Through investigating issues ranging from deception and privacy breeches to community building and democratization of TV,  Read more...
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Wyatt, Wendy N.
Ethics of Reality TV : A Philosophical Examination.
London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy N Wyatt; Kristie Bunton
ISBN: 9780826441850 0826441858
OCLC Number: 793996894
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The Morality of Amoral TV; Introduction: Reality TV Matters; 1 Flourishing: Reality TV and a Life of Ethical Excellence; 2 Stereotypes: Reality TV as Both Creator and Confronter; 3 Privacy: What Has Reality TV Got To Hide?; 4 Cultural Values: Reality TV Manufactures Marriage; 5 Community: Reality TV Reaching Out; 6 Inspiration and Motivation: If Reality TV Stars Can Do It, So Can I; 7 Commercialization: The Intersection of Economics and Ethics in Reality TV; 8 Deception: Reality TV Playing Us False; 9 Democracy and Discourse: How Reality TV Fosters Citizenship --
10 Exploitation: When Reality TV Becomes Degradation TV; Conclusion: Reality TV Conveys Responsibilities.

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Beginning with the new millennium, reality television exploded both in number of shows and in popularity. The scholarship on reality TV is beginning to catch up, but one of the most enduring questions about the genreIs it ethical?has yet to be addressed in any systematic and comprehensive way. Through investigating issues ranging from deception and privacy breeches to community building and democratization of TV, The Ethics of Reality TV explores the ways in which reality TV may create both benefits and harms to society. The edited collection features the work of leading scholars in the field.

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