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Survivor lessons : essays on communication and reality television

Author: Matthew J Smith; Andrew F Wood
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of scholarly essays examines reality television. Among the shows, Survivor inspired a national craze when it aired in the summer of 2000. Ever since, successors and copycats have been on each of the four largest networks. The basics stay the same: put a group of people into situations bound to cause conflict, and watch them squirm."
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Survivor lessons.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., ©2003
(OCoLC)606996481
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew J Smith; Andrew F Wood
ISBN: 0786416688 9780786416684
OCLC Number: 52520497
Description: vi, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Lessons about reality ; 1. Individual and cultural identity in the world of reality television / Terri Toles Patkin --
2. Contrived television reality: Survivor as a pseudo-event / April L. Roth ; 3. Who owns your personality: reality television and publicity rights / Debora Halbert ; 4. From Dragnet to Survivor: historical and cultural perspectives on reality television / Sean Baker --
II. Lessons about playing social games ; 5. Reel life: the social geometry of reality shows / Ellis Godard ; 6. The nonverbal communication of trustworthiness: a necessary Survivor skill / R. Thomas Boone ; 7. Metaphors of survival: a textual analysis of the decision-making strategies of the Survivor contestants / Kathleen M. Propp ; 8. Survivor, social choice, and the impediments to political rationality: reality TV as social science experiment / Ed Wingenbach --
III. Lessons beyond the lens ; 9. Mutual metaphors of Survivor and office politics: images of work in popular survivor criticism / Jennifer Thackaberry ; 10. Self-help for savages: the other survivor, primitivism, and the construction of American identity / Steven S. Vrooman ; 11. The communication ethics of Survivor / Marilyn Fuss-Reineck ; 12. Traveling the terrain of screened realities: our reality, our television / Marcy R. Chvasta and Deanna L. Fassett.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew J. Smith and Andrew F. Wood.
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