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Freakshow : first person media and factual television

Author: Jon Dovey
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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True confessions, fake films and docu-soaps - factual television has been transformed by new genres. This book offers an examination of "reality TV" in an attempt to understand the mass media's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Documentary television programs
Reality television programs
Talk shows
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dovey, Jon.
Freakshow.
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606368754
Online version:
Dovey, Jon.
Freakshow.
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000
(OCoLC)607820164
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Dovey
ISBN: 0745314554 9780745314556 0745314503 9780745314501
OCLC Number: 43555266
Description: viii, 197 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Show me the Money --
Klutz Films --
Camcorder Cults --
Firestarters--Re-viewing Reality TV --
The Confessing Nation --
McDox 'R' Us--Docu-soap and the Triumph of Trivia --
Squaring Circles.
Responsibility: Jon Dovey.

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