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Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Seal Pr
Publication date October 19, 2010
Pages 386
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781580052658
ISBN-10 1580052657
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Media critic Pozner deconstructs reality TV s twisted fairytales to demonstrate that far from being simple guilty pleasures these programs are actually guilty of fomenting gender war ideology and significantly affecting the intellectual and political development of this generation s young viewers Nearly every night on every major network unscripted but carefully crafted reality TV shows routinely glorify retrograde stereotypes that most people would assume got left behind 35 years ago In Reality Bites Back media critic Jennifer L Pozner aims a critical analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff She deconstructs reality TV s twisted fairytales to demonstrate that far from being simple guilty pleasures these programs are actually guilty of fomenting gender war ideology and significantly affecting the intellectual and political development of this generation s young viewers She lays out the cultural biases promoted by reality TV about gender race class sexuality and consumerism and explores how those biases shape and reflect our cultural perceptions of who we are what we re valued for and what we should view as our place in society 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

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