The Ethics of Reality TV

The Ethics of Reality TV

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Reality television is continuing to grow, both in numbers and in popularity. The scholarship on reality TV is beginning to catch up, but one of the most enduring questions about the genre Is it ethical? has yet to be addressed in any systematic and comprehensive way. Through investigating issues ranging from deception and privacy breaches to community building and democratization of TV, The Ethics of Reality TV explores the ways in which reality TV may create both benefits and harms to society. The edited collection features the work of leading scholars in the field of media ethics and provides a comprehensive assessment of the ethical effects of the genre.But reality show participants are still a relatively small segment of the workforce; whether your reality programming is ... Self-preservation is the prime value a€” a€œ Outwit, Outplay, Outlasta€ a€” and, as many finalists have argued to the Tribal ... readers of Crime and Punishment or Lolita) can empathize with the protagonists without wanting to emulate them; we ... With the Kardashians), others valorize the kind of blue-collar workers who rarely show up on sitcoms anymore (Deadliest Catch).

Title:The Ethics of Reality TV
Author:Wendy N. Wyatt, Kristie Bunton
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2012-05-10


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