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The makeover : reality television and reflexive audiences

Author: Katherine Sender
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Series: Critical cultural communication.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Watch this show, buy this product, you can be a whole new you! Makeover television shows repeatedly promise self-renewal and the opportunity for reinvention, but what do we know about the people who watch them? As it turns out, surprisingly little. The Makeover is the first book to consider the rapid rise of makeover shows from the perspectives of their viewers. Katherine Sender argues that this genre of reality  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sender, Katherine.
Makeover.
New York : New York University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012018748
(OCoLC)777627041
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Sender
ISBN: 0814738974 9780814738979 9780814771334 0814771335
OCLC Number: 817560278
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 246 pages).
Contents: Self-projects: makeover shows and the reflexive imperative --
Gender and genre: making over women's culture --
Not like Paris Hilton: instruction and consumption in makeover shows --
Shame on you: schadenfreude and surveillance --
Feeling real: empirical truth and emotional authenticity --
Mirror, mirror: the reflexive self --
Research reflexivity: audiences and investigators in context --
Once more with feeling: reconsidering reflexivity.
Series Title: Critical cultural communication.
Responsibility: Katherine Sender.

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Intervenes in debates about both reality television and audience research, offering the concept of the reflexive self to move these debates forward  Read more...

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