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This really is one of the most engaging books I have read on media literacy and deconstructing what we are watching.

And if you don’t have time to read the whole book, then at least go and check out Pozner’s Reality TV Hennifer Guide at http: Basic BooksOct 19, – Social Science poznfr pages. It sure felt like it. The Girl With All the Gifts. Nov 06, Laura Lee rated it it was ok Shelves: While a good number of these shows are still on the air, they don’t seem to get the coverage or the mass interest that they once did – although I should note that m I waited way too long to read this book, and honest, ten years later, yeah, it does feel a little out of date.

The fact that the wo I’m not much of a reality tv fan. If every person on a show had to do the same act, if one or two of them were black, she would claim racism against the black contestants, although they were doing the exact same challenge has their while, yellow, etc, contestants.

Pozner clearly didn’t expect this, because she rarely gives even a brief summary of what a show is, which led me to have to google several shows to find out what on earth Pozner was talking about.

The things Pozner uncovers are truly shocking, even for people who are generally grossed out by reality television. You’ve successfully reported this review. Other than that, I’ve watched various Gorden Ramsey things I like the British ones much morebut even those I’ve cooled to – the overuse of the word bitch to describe women, the fact that every black women seems to take most of the hate from those in the group, the fact that you are suppose to undermine people to win rsality job where you need to lead and support people.


Partly because I knew how choreographed these shows were and how edited they must be to prove the producers point.

That was already the case in and, well, sobalthough I do feel vaguely vindicated at how much I hated him and his show back in the day too. Mostly I just had an “It’s not really my thing. One of the more troublesome aspects bitss reality TV, as outlined by Pozner, is the way it has affected scripted television. I watched Deadliest Catch for awhile, and somewhat lost interst this year. I am glad I changed my mind, as this book has entered the category of library books I will eventually go out and buy my own copies of because I have found them so good.

One of the best parts about the book is the resource guide Pozner provides poznef the end, complete with organizations that work on media awareness and activities you can perform with groups of all ages. I’m a huge stickler for showing where your information comes from in non-fiction, and Pozner does a great job of this.

Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV by Jennifer L. Pozner

Overall, a great guide on things to keep in mind when watching reality tv and many times, any tv. However, major props for the final two chapters; it’s one thing to be aware of an issue and another thing entirely to actually do something about it. And while I can’t say that I’ll be giving up reality TV altogether, I’ll certainly be viewing it with a more discerning eye. Find out in the groundbreaking new book, Reality Bites Back: Implying that Scherzinger is a sex worker?


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Now, I’m really glad I didn’t watch because it was apparently worse than I imagined. The gold digger trope is repeated ad nauseam across a number of reality shows. It felt like I was regularly being condescended. There is a lot of important material in this book that even that savviest television viewer might not be aware of.

Her deconstruction wasn’t wrong per se, but it was something I could do on my own and could aptly describe as shooting fish in a bucket.

Smart and informative, Reality Bites Back arms readers with the tools they need to understand and challenge the stereotypes reality TV reinforces and, ultimately, to demand accountability from the corporations responsible for this contemporary cultural attack on three decades of feminist progress.

Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV

Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff. The efforts to address intersectionality, while appreciated, also rubbed me the wrong way. Pozner consistently makes great points, and is able to cite other research to strengthen her own findings.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. Women must lower their standards in shows like The Bachelor. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The cool is that Pozner doesn’t demand that you stop watching, just that you watch with awareness.

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