Reality Television, Affect and Intimacy: Reality Matters (Language) (Hardcover)

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Reality Television, Affect and Intimacy explains the appeal of reality television in terms of the affective power of the mediated image. In place of common objections that reality TV is 'not real', Misha Kavka argues that the feelings of intimacy engendered by unscripted drama are both real and socially informative.

About the Author


MISHA KAVKA teaches in the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is the co-editor of two books, Feminist Consequences (2001) and Gothic NZ: The Darker Side of Kiwi Culture (2006), and has published numerous articles on reality television, gothic film and feminist theory.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780230545502
ISBN-10: 0230545505
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 1st, 2008
Pages: 191
Language: English
Series: Language