Reality TV

Reality TV

by Shannon Kelly

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Young people today are inundated with information but often lack the tools for understanding the complex issues that stir public debate; this series provides clear, balanced, and thoughtful examination of the hot-button issues of the day.; This volume in Lucent's Hot Topics series looks at the incredibly popular, ever evolving, and divisive form of entertainment--reality TV. The book looks at what is defined as reality television and provides a brief history of the genre; it discusses why i; Carefully crafted narrative, fully documented primary and secondary source quotations, informative sidebars, and study questions all provide excellent starting points for research and discussion. Full-color photographs, maps, and charts enhance volumes in

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420509052
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/03/2013
Series: Lucent Hot Topics Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction: A Power in Television Today 6

Chapter 1 What Is Reality Television? 10

Chapter 2 Why Do People Watch Reality Television? 28

Chapter 3 The "Reality" of Reality Television 45

Chapter 4 Is Reality Television Harmful to Society? 62

Chapter 5 The Influence and Future of Reality Television 83

Notes 95

Discussion Questions 102

Organizations to Contact 104

For More Information 106

Index 108

Picture Credits 118

About the Author 120

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