This volume in Lucent's Hot Topics series looks at the incredibly popular, ever evolving, and divisive form of entertainment--reality TV. The book looks at what is defined as reality television and provides a brief history of the genre; it discusses why it appeals to television producers and how it has been received by audiences. Criticisms of the genre are discussed and arguments that point to redeeming qualities of the shows are also examined. The volume includes discussion questions for each chapter and sources for further research on the topic.
Feature & Benefits
- Carefully crafted narrative, fully documented primary and secondary source quotations, informative sidebars, and study questions all provide excellent starting points for research and discussion.
- Full-color photographs, maps, and charts enhance volumes in this series.