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Better living through reality TV

television and post-welfare citizenship

by Laurie Ouellette

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Blackwell Pub. in Malden, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reality television programs -- Social aspects,
  • Reality television programs

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    StatementLaurie Ouellette and James Hay
    ContributionsHay, James, 1952-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1992.8.R43 O84 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination255 p. :
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17256280M
    ISBN 101405134402, 1405134410
    ISBN 109781405134408, 9781405134415
    LC Control Number2007014549

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It’s possible that people live vicariously through real-life people, such as reality TV stars (the Kardashians anyone?), celebrities, singers, actors, famous people, and so on.

That makes the situation no different than living vicariously through fictional characters. Your sense of growth, fulfillment, and accomplishment is all but an illusion.

In “Better Living Through Reality TV,” James Hay, a professor in the Institute of Communications Research at Illinois, explores the intersection of the reinvention of television with the reinvention of government that has taken place, in different forms, over the past two presidential administrations.

Quite simply, you cannot achieve your goals while living in a fantasy world. If you want to improve in this life, you will need to experience discomfort. That is the only way to expand your comfort zone. But the purpose of escapism, of the fantasy, is to avoid even thinking about your comfort zone entirely.

Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches Critical Media Studies. She has published extensively on reality television and is co-editor of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture ( and ), and co-author of Better Living Through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship (Wiley, ).

For thousands of years, stories have been told through the pages of a book. But with the advent of new technologies, the ways humans communicate their memories, discoveries, recipes, and life lessons have increasingly been captured and retold through a variety of mediums, one of the most revolutionary being the television.

In the years sincewhen the first TV set flickered to life before. Beginning by unearthing its historical roots in early reality shows like Candid Camera and wending its way through An American Family and The Real World to the most recent crop of reality programs, Reality TV, now updated with eight new essays, is one of the first books to address the economic, visual, cultural, audience, and new media.

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