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With stellar, absorbing insight, she bitess apart the decade-long history of reality television, examining its impact oozner our culture, its toxic messages, and how and why it has come to dominate the airwaves. While we often tell ourselves that we know the difference between fact and fiction on the screen, the reality genre has helped to blur the line in our collective conscience. Other editions – View all Reality Bites Back: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

The cool is that Pozner doesn’t demand that you stop watching, just that you watch with awareness. However, this is no more useful or acceptable – which is to say, not I’ve been going back and forth on my rating for this. Stuff jennifsr all kinds, the more expensive, the better. The people being described are not even present in this label.

And if you don’t have time to read the whole book, then at least go and check out Pozner’s Reality TV Deconstruction Guide at http: I’ve been going back and forth on my rating for jjennifer.


But, I figured it was mostly harmless and “mindless fun” for those who enjoyed it. Why has it come to this? The efforts to address intersectionality, while appreciated, also rubbed me the wrong way. Jan 22, Brittany rated it liked it Jnnifer Overall this was a fascinating read, and unlike a lot of books that leave you depressed by telling you all this crappy stuff, Pozner’s last two chapters spend a lot of time telling you what you can do about it.

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Women must lower their standards in shows baci The Bachelor. Pozner contradicted herself multiple times saying something was bad on one show, to only then claim it was also bad when on a different show they did the exact opposite. I knew that it wasn’t entirely “reality” as in a lot of cases people were chosed bqck producers for specific reasons because they’re “characters” to begin with, for example and the the programs were heavily edited in order to create narratives, and hightlight themes that really may not have been particularly important t I’ve never been a particular fan of “reality” TV Project Runway exceptedbut I wasn’t bitws particular detractor either.

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They were told that they were going to a casting call for a Real World meets Sex and the City in Paris show. Find out in the groundbreaking new book, Reality Bites Back: Her deconstruction of reality shows such as the bachelor, real housewives, America’s next top model and more consistently has the reader questioning what they are watching and what they are being sold.


Jan 05, Jess rated it it was amazing Shelves: How to Build a Girl. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Dec 19, Cinnamon rated it it was amazing. Now, I’m really glad I didn’t watch because it was apparently worse than I imagined. She was looking for reasons to interject liberal social angst everywhere she could. Well, that she did. Jennifeer 09, Bradley Bowen rated it it was amazing. It’s necessary reading, and good stuff.

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Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV

Please – read this book. May 22, Rebecca rated it it was amazing.

Pozner is regularly interviewed on a variety of commercial and independent radio shows, including Democracy Now! Not only is the research done well, the analysis is spot on and done with humor and wit. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

Dec 04, Kitty Jay rated it liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. I had no idea the extent to which “reality” television is unreal. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I first started watching Tool Academy because of this withering critique of it in Bitch Magazine, but somehow I stayed a loyal fan through all three seasons. All the Single Ladies.