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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.