I am happy to announce that our (Lemi Baruh and Ji Hoon Park) new edited volume on reality television, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is now available.
Reel Politics: Reality Television as a Platform for Political Discourse
Editors: Lemi Baruh and Ji Hoon Park
Date Of Publication: Apr 2010
I would like to thank all the contributors for all their brilliant work that made this book possible.
For a preview, the PDF of the Table of Contents and Intro chapters are available for download.
“This book delivers even more than it promises. In accomplishing its mission—to analyze the international eruption of Reality TV and to debate its pros and cons—this book confronts fundamental questions of media research. It asks, for example, how television genres evolve; whether their content relates to the zeitgeist; what gratifications they provide; whether they contribute to (or undermine) deliberative democracy; and how they cause new and old media to ‘converge.’”
—Professor Elihu Katz, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania