International in scope and more comprehensive than existing collections, A Companion to Reality Television presents a complete guide to the study of reality, factual and nonfiction television entertainment, encompassing a wide range of formats and incorporating cutting-edge work in critical, social and political theory.
- Original in bringing cutting-edge work in critical, social and political theory into the conversation about reality TV
- Consolidates the latest, broadest range of scholarship on the politics of reality television and its vexed relationship to culture, society, identity, democracy, and "ordinary people" in the media
- Includes primetime reality entertainment as well as precursors such as daytime talk shows in the scope of discussion
- Contributions from a list of international, leading scholars in this field
About the Author:
Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches Critical Media Studies. She has published extensively on reality television and is co-editor of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture (2004 and 2009), and co-author of Better Living Through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship (Wiley, 2008).