|aUnderstanding reality television /|cedited by Su Holmes and Deborah Jermyn.
|aLondon ;|aNew York :|bRoutledge,|c2004.
|ax, 302 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|tIntroduction : understanding reality TV /|rSu Holmes, Deborah Jermyn --|tCandid Camera and the origins of reality TV : contextualising a historical precedent /|rBradley D. Clissold --|tFrom Ozzie Nelson to Ozzy Osbourne : the genesis and development of the reality (star) sitcom /|rJennifer Gillan --|t'This is about real people!' : video technologies, actuality and affect in the television crime appeal /|rDeborah Jermyn --|tReality TV, troublesome pictures and panics : reappraising the public controversy around reality TV in Europe /|rDaniel Biltereyst.
|t"All you've got to worry about is the task, having a cup of tea, and doing a bit of sunbathing' : approaching celebrity in Big Brother /|rSu Holmes --|tTemporalities of the real : conceptualising time in reality TV /|rMisha Kavka, Amy West --|tIn search of community on reality TV : America's Most Wanted and Survivor /|rGray Cavender --|t'New you' : class and transformation in lifestyle television /|rGareth Palmer --|tSocially soothing stories? Gender, race and class in TLC's A Wedding Story and A Baby Story /|rRebecca L. Stephens.
|tHousehold, the basement and The Real World : gay identity in the constructed reality environment /|rChristopher Pullen --|t'It isn't always Shakespeare, but it's genuine' : cinema's commentary on documentary hybrids /|rCraig Hight --|tBig Brother : reconfiguring the 'active' audience of cultural studies? /|rEstella Tincknell, Parvati Raghuram --|t'Jump in the pool' : the competitive culture of Survivor fan networks /|rDerek Foster.