Our Author today is Jennifer...he Jennifer...nice to see you !
This review is from Jane from Jane's Fabrics and Quilts...
She was the cheerleader for our Red White and Blue
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Reality Bits Back the Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV
Jennifer L. Pozner
About the Author:
Jennifer Pozner is a widely published journalist, an anti-racist feminist., media commentator who has appeared on NBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News Now, GRITtv, Democracy Now!, National Public Radio, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Joe Scarborough.
She founded and is executive director of Women In Media & News .
She is the managing editor of WIMN’s Voices.
And also very easy to reach and chat with on Twitter.
Let's now take a look at her book and what she is trying to tell us with this work.
As Pozner explains, her task in Reality Bites Back is to turn a "critical, analytical lens at how women are portrayed throughout a form of entertainment often dismissed as harmless fluff." She begins by exposing just how little "reality" goes into the making of reality television; careful casting, writing, and editing combine to produce the "unscripted" schlock that has become a mainstay of network and cable programming. But Pozner's primary concern is not that these shows are not "real." Rather, Pozner worries that reality shows have all too real--and harmful--effects on the way we view the world. And, indeed, over the course of the text, Pozner demonstrates just that. Weaving together evidence from every reality show that I have ever heard of, Pozner argues that shows like The Bachelor and The Real Housewives play to and profoundly strengthen social biases, particularly those that demean and undermine women.
Why does it matter? Isn't it just stupid entertainment? Drawing on research by communications scholars, Pozner explains that television shapes the way that people make sense of the world. The unreality of reality television thus influences people's expectations and values. The solution to this cultural problem, as Pozner sees it, is to educate viewers and help us all watch television with a more critical eye. With that in mind, Pozner uses the final two chapters of her book to offer tips on how to encourage others to think critically about their own TV guilty pleasures.
I will leave it up to you the reader to decide how you feel, after you read this book.
If you want an in depth analysis of Reality TV this is the book for you! If you enjoy gender studies, this is for you. It would also make a wonderful college textbook for any gender studies class.
Thanks to Pozner for opening our eyes to reality TV.
Thanks Jane and Jennifer, very insightful indeed!
This book will be gifted !
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