The Politics of Reality Television: Global Perspectives. Routledge, 2011.

The Politics of Reality Television encompasses an international selection of expert contributions who consider the specific ways media migrations test our understanding of, and means of investigating, reality television across the globe. The book addresses a wide range of topics, including:

  • the global circulation and local adaptation of reality television formats and franchises
  • the production of fame and celebrity around hitherto "ordinary" people
  • the transformation of self under the public eye
  • the tensions between fierce loyalties to local representatives and imagined communities bonding across regional and ethnic divides
  • the struggle over the meanings and values of reality television across a range of national, regional, gender, class and religious contexts

This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Media and Television Studies courses, particularly those on the globalisation of television and media, and reality television.

This book is part of the Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies Series, edited by Barbie Zelizer.