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Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture

The craze for reality didn't just happen, it evolved. This anthology, published by NYU Press on April 1, traces the trend and explores its impact. It also looks at why the genre has engaged society, and how it contributes to cultural politics. Hopefully, it will enlighten the debate about issues of surveillance, taste and whether or not reality is here to stay. KB
March 1, 2004

The craze for reality didn’t just happen, it evolved. This anthology, published by NYU Press on April 1, traces the trend and explores its impact. It also looks at why the genre has engaged society, and how it contributes to cultural politics. Hopefully, it will enlighten the debate about issues of surveillance, taste and whether or not reality is here to stay. KB

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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