What Reality TV Tells Us About American Culture
A discussion of the question as to whether reality TV brings out the worst in American culture or is it merely an example of what American culture is all about?
# 110964 | 1,050 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Jan 04, 2009 in Communication (Mass Media) , Communication (Television) , Sociology (Media and Society) , Psychology (General)
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The author of this paper examines the phenomena of reality television programs that are a large part of American television programming. The author seeks to discover whether such television programs focus on and bring out the worst aspects of American society or if, they are a mirror reflecting American culture and society as they really are. The author examines these phenomena primarily from a psychological point of view and present arguments and examples from current research and literature.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Breyer, Richard. "Reality TV: More Mirror Than Window." World and I Jan. 2004: 100.
- Hill, Annette. Reality TV: Audiences and Popular Factual Television. New York: Routledge, 2005.
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- Papacharissi, Zizi, and Andrew L. Mendelson. "An Exploratory Study of Reality Appeal: Uses and Gratifications of Reality TV Shows." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 51.2 (2007): 355-370.
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