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Between the World and Me. The Opposite of Loneliness. Single women are shown as nothing without a husband and so the humiliation of single women and women in general in this genre becomes paramount. Smart and informative, Reality Bites Back arms readers with the tools they need to understand and challenge the stereotypes reality TV reinforces and, ultimately, to demand accountability from the corporations responsible for this contemporary cultural attack on three decades of feminist progress.

Entertainment Value I will confess that reality TV is one of my weaknesses. I’ve never been a particular fan of “reality” TV Project Runway exceptedbut I wasn’t a particular detractor either. People, particularly those with power, aren’t usually so brash as to admit it, but, well, there it is.

While we often tell ourselves that jennifr know the difference between fact and fiction on the screen, the reality genre has helped to blur the line in our collective conscience. She states ” This isn’t just about depriving women of female friendships to foster desperation for male affection.

This is a way to deflect certain economic realities such as the feminization of poverty and its connection to prostitution. You’ll Grow Out of It. Tied in with this issue: Crying for the Moon. Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff.

Jenjifer, highly recommended for teachers, parents, teenagers–everyone! Reality TV shows are just hour long, low budget commercials, not to mention the bties cultural stereotypes spoon fed to viewers that passively ingest into their psyches. Regressive s values should stay in the past. And the best part is that this book is funny as well as engaging about racism, sexism, homophobia, class, and more. It is problematic that expensive brands are integrated into every minute of reality tv programs due to the highly persuasive nature of advertising.


Yes, I was the dad you did not want to watch some shows with. Most of my friends watching reality tv are well realit of these points and the fun is in the reading and dialogue jennlfer what is happening – not around making fun of the characters but around making fun of the process of filming, almost.

Looking the part of femme fatale is expected; acting the part will earn them a scarlet letter. Which sums up so much of my fear about media and the ways that women are depicted – we do not see ourselves poznner having agency, intelligence, or bitex worth outside of our looks and our relationships with men.

Her deconstruction of reality shows such as the bachelor, real housewives, America’s next top model and more consistently has the reader questioning what they are watching and what they are being sold.

Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV

baco I’m not much of a reality tv fan. Take them with you when you engage in reality tv or any kind of media. Aug 27, cat rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most reaoity dismiss as harmless fluff.

And if you don’t have time to read the whole book, then at least go and check out Pozner’s Reality TV Deconstruction Guide at http: Now, I’m really glad I didn’t watch because it was apparently worse than I imagined.

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However, the book seemed a bit scatter brained in organization. There is product placement in these shows which sponsors pay up to 2 million per show.

Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a There is a lot of relity material in this book that even that savviest television viewer might not be aware of. She also sometimes made leaps that I felt were a bit extreme. A noted public speaker, Pozner has conducted interactive multimedia presentations and participated in panels and debates at dozens of high schools, colleges, and conferences in more than half the US.

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing. Even Pozner admitted that most people are consciously aware of these pitfalls in reality television, but points out that subconsciously, we tend to accept these messages and incorporate them into our worldview.

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Is this book a past selection from a freshman “Media Studies ” survey course? Worth reading for any viewer of reality tv! I suspect the book would’ve been better off had the author simply presented her research and allowed readers to draw their own conclusions rather than attempted to spoon-feed feminist critical analysis to them.

Sep 03, lauren rated it it was ok. The fact that the women are always shown either arguing or in skimpy outfits. I have never been a reality television fan Project Runway and a few episodes of cooking reality shows aside. It’s funny because that battle was just lost in the United States last year.

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The title should be at least 4 characters long. Directors deliberately cast stereotypes or people with insecurities and present them as substitutes for an entire group. Writing Very well done in terms of research and documentation.

Visit the websites of these shows to buy the very dresses or other wedding products and services as seen on the show!

This book took me much longer to read as each chapter is so full of current and important media critique that is directly relevant to my life AND to the work that I do. Pozner gives example after example after example Initially, I wasn’t all that bitws in reading this book, as I felt as if it would be a retread of many concepts I had read before.

Why buy several seasons poaner of affordable clothes when you can buy a few pieces of high end outfits that are supposed to last for poozner when in reality, most consumers would feel pressured to buy new clothing the following season.

On reality tv shows, gendered stereotypes abound. Initially, I wasn’t all that interested in reading this book, as I felt as if it would be a retread of many concepts I had read before.

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