Lifestyle TV

Lifestyle TV Author Laurie Ouellette
ISBN-10 9781317665533
Release 2016-01-29
Pages 194
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From HGTV and the Food Network to Keeping Up With the Kardashians, television is preoccupied with the pursuit and exhibition of lifestyle. Lifestyle TV analyzes a burgeoning array of lifestyle formats on network and cable channels, from how-to and advice programs to hybrid reality entertainment built around the cultivation of the self as project, the ethics of everyday life, the mediation of style and taste, the regulation of health and the body, and the performance of identity and "difference." Ouellette situates these formats historically, arguing that the lifestyling of television ultimately signals more than the television industry's turn to cost-cutting formats, niche markets, and specialized demographics. Rather, Ouellette argues that the surge of reality programming devoted to the achievement and display of lifestyle practices and choices must also be situated within broader socio-historical changes in capitalist democracies.



Exposing Lifestyle Television

Exposing Lifestyle Television Author Gareth Palmer
ISBN-10 9781317137115
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 206
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In the last decade lifestyle television has become one of the most dominant television genres, with certain shows now global brands with formats exploited by producers all over the world. What unites these programmes is their belief that the human subject has a flexible, malleable identity that can be changed within television-friendly frameworks. In contrast to the talk shows of the eighties and nineties where modest transformation was discussed as an ideal, advances in technology, combined with changing tastes and demands of viewers, have created an appetite for dramatic transformations. This volume presents case studies from across the lifestyle genre, considering a variety of themes but with a shared understanding of the self as an evolving project, driven by enterprise. Written by an international team of scholars, the collection will appeal to sociologists of culture and consumption, as well as to scholars of media studies and media production throughout the world.



Understanding Reality Television

Understanding Reality Television Author Su Holmes
ISBN-10 0415317959
Release 2004
Pages 302
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'Popular Factual Programming' has rapidly come to occupy a place at the forefront of contemporary television culture on an international scale. Tracing the history of reality TV from Candid Camera to The Osbournes, Understanding Reality Television examines a range of programmes which claim a privileged relation to the 'real', from reality formatted game shows to 'real crime' programming and make-over TV. Contributors discuss the phenonenon of reality TV in the context of the debates it has introduced to our social, cultural and televisual agendas, such as the construction of celebrity, fandom, surveillance and the politics of representation.



TV Transformations

TV Transformations Author Tania Lewis
ISBN-10 9781317991595
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 166
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The past decade has seen an explosion of lifestyle makeover TV shows. Audiences around the world are being urged to ‘renovate’ everything from their homes to their pets and children while lifestyle experts on TV now tell us what not to eat and what not to wear. Makeover television and makeover culture is now ubiquitous and yet, compared with reality TV shows like Big Brother and Survivor, there has been relatively little critical attention paid to this format. This exciting collection of essays written by leading media scholars from the UK, US and Australia aims to reveal the reasons for the huge popularity and influence of the makeover show. Written in a lively and accessible manner, the essays brought together here will help readers ‘make sense’ of makeover TV by offering a range of different approaches to understanding the emergence of this popular cultural phenomenon. Looking at a range of shows from The Biggest Loser to Trinny and Susannah Undress, essays include an analysis of how and why makeover TV shows have migrated across such a range of TV cultures, the social significance of the rise of home renovation shows, the different ways in which British versus American audiences identify with makeover shows, and the growing role of lifestyle TV in the context of neo-liberalism in educating us to be ‘good’ citizens. This book was published as a special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.



Smart Living

Smart Living Author Tania Lewis
ISBN-10 0820486779
Release 2008
Pages 169
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What do the Fab Five from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the Supernanny and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver all have in common? Lifestyle gurus are increasingly intruding on everyday life, directing ordinary people to see themselves as «projects» that can be «made over» through embracing an ethos of relentless self-improvement. Smart Living argues that they represent a new form of popular expertise sweeping the world. Written in a lively and accessible manner, the book examines this cult of expertise across a range of media and cultural sites and offers the reader a range of critical tools for understanding the recent emergence of this popular international phenomenon. Smart Living is a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between popular media culture and contemporary social life.



Reality TV

Reality TV Author Anita Biressi
ISBN-10 9780231850261
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 224
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This book analyses new and hybrid genres of television including observational documentaries, talk shows, game shows, docu-soaps, dramatic reconstructions, law and order programming and 24/7 formats such as Big Brother and Survivor.



Reality TV

Reality TV Author Misha Kavka
ISBN-10 9780748654352
Release 2012-02-15
Pages 200
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Is reality TV a coherent genre? This book addresses this question by examining the characteristics, contexts and breadth of reality TV through a history of its programming trends. Paying attention to stylistic connections as well as key concepts, this study breaks reality television down into three main 'generations': the camcorder generation, the competition generation and the celebrity generation. Beginning with a consideration of the applicability of the term 'genre' for this televisual hybrid, the book takes a transnational approach to investigating the forms and formats of reality TV framed by relevant popular and critical discourses.



Prime Time Feminism

Prime Time Feminism Author Bonnie J. Dow
ISBN-10 0812215540
Release 1996-06-01
Pages 240
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 1997 Dow discusses a wide variety of television programming and provides specific case studies of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, One Day at a Time, Designing Women, Murphy Brown, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She juxtaposes analyses of genre, plot, character development, and narrative structure with the larger debates over feminism that took place at the time the programs originally aired. Dow emphasizes the power of the relationships among television entertainment, news media, women's magazines, publicity, and celebrity biographies and interviews in creating a framework through which television viewers "make sense" of both the medium's portrayal of feminism and the nature of feminism itself.



Alltag in den Medien Medien im Alltag

Alltag in den Medien   Medien im Alltag Author Jutta Röser
ISBN-10 353115916X
Release 2009-10-27
Pages 317
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Den Alltag auffällig zu machen und ihn als Bezugspunkt der Medienkommunikationsforschung in den Blick zu rücken, ist Ziel des vorliegenden Bandes. Im ersten Teil werden Konstruktionen von Alltag in medialen Deutungsangeboten thematisiert: Alltag in den Medien wird u.a. anhand von Reality-TV, Geschlechterinszenierungen in Serien sowie Konventionen im Journalismus untersucht. In den Beiträgen des zweiten Teils stehen Prozesse der Medienaneignung in Alltagskontexten im Mittelpunkt: Um Medien im Alltag zu beleuchten, wird der Gebrauch von Print-, Digital- und anderen Medien in ihrer Verflechtung mit alltäglichen Praktiken analysiert. Die versammelten Beiträge stellen dabei vielfältige Theoriebezüge her, so zu den Cultural Studies, den Gender Media Studies und den Arbeiten von Pierre Bourdieu.



Lifestyle Media and the Formation of the Self

Lifestyle Media and the Formation of the Self Author J. Raisborough
ISBN-10 9780230297555
Release 2011-01-05
Pages 185
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Be the best you can be' urge self-help books and makeover TV shows, but what kind of self is imagined as needing a makeover and what kind of self is imagined as the happy result? Drawing on recent sociology and psychology, this book explores the function of slummy mummies, headless zombies and living autopsies to creating an idea of self.



Crime in Europe

Crime in Europe Author Horst Entorf
ISBN-10 3540423265
Release 2002-03-06
Pages 235
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The generous social welfare system in Europe is one of the most important differences between Europe and the US. Defenders of the European welfare state argue that it improves social cohesion and prevents crime. Others argue that the "invisible hand" in the US economy is equally powerful in reducing unemployment and preventing crime. This book takes this trade-off as a starting point and contributes to a better interdisciplinary understanding of the interactions between crime, economic performance and social exclusion. In doing so, it evaluates the existing economic and criminological research and provides innovative empirical investigations on the basis of international panel data sets from different levels of regional aggregation.



Television after TV

Television after TV Author Jan Olsson
ISBN-10 9780822386278
Release 2004-11-09
Pages 474
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In the last ten years, television has reinvented itself in numerous ways. The demise of the U.S. three-network system, the rise of multi-channel cable and global satellite delivery, changes in regulation policies and ownership rules, technological innovations in screen design, and the development of digital systems like TiVo have combined to transform the practice we call watching tv. If tv refers to the technologies, program forms, government policies, and practices of looking associated with the medium in its classic public service and three-network age, it appears that we are now entering a new phase of television. Exploring these changes, the essays in this collection consider the future of television in the United States and Europe and the scholarship and activism focused on it. With historical, critical, and speculative essays by some of the leading television and media scholars, Television after TV examines both commercial and public service traditions and evaluates their dual (and some say merging) fates in our global, digital culture of convergence. The essays explore a broad range of topics, including contemporary programming and advertising strategies, the use of television and the Internet among diasporic and minority populations, the innovations of new technologies like TiVo, the rise of program forms from reality tv to lifestyle programs, television’s changing role in public places and at home, the Internet’s use as a means of social activism, and television’s role in education and the arts. In dialogue with previous media theorists and historians, the contributors collectively rethink the goals of media scholarship, pointing toward new ways of accounting for television’s past, present, and future. Contributors. William Boddy, Charlotte Brunsdon, John T. Caldwell, Michael Curtin, Julie D’Acci, Anna Everett, Jostein Gripsrud, John Hartley, Anna McCarthy, David Morley, Jan Olsson, Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Lisa Parks, Jeffrey Sconce, Lynn Spigel, William Uricchio



Pop Culture India

Pop Culture India Author Asha Kasbekar
ISBN-10 9781851096367
Release 2006-01
Pages 336
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Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.



Chinese Television in the Twenty First Century

Chinese Television in the Twenty First Century Author Ruoyun Bai
ISBN-10 9781317755531
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 220
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The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and defiant, nationalistic and cosmopolitan, moralistic and fun-loving, extravagant and mundane. Studying Chinese television as a key node in the network of power relationships, therefore, provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the tension-fraught and , paradox-permeated conditions of Chinese post-socialism. This book argues for a serious engagement with television entertainment. rethinking, It addresses the following questions. How is entertainment television politically and culturally significant in the Chinese context? How have political, industrial, and technological changes in the 2000s affected the way Chinese television relates to the state and society? How can we think of media regulation and censorship without perpetuating the myth of a self-serving authoritarian regime vs. a subdued cultural workforce? What do popular televisual texts tell us about the unsettled and reconfigured relations between commercial television and the state? The book presents a number of studies of popular television programs that are sensitive to the changing production and regulatory contexts for Chinese television in the twenty-first century. As an interdisciplinary study of the television industry, this book covers a number of important issues in China today, such as censorship, nationalism, consumerism, social justice, and the central and local authorities. As such, it will appeal to a broad audience including students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, media studies, television studies, and cultural studies.



TV Shows That Teach

TV Shows That Teach Author Eddie James
ISBN-10 9780310569855
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 240
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We’ve all heard the statistics about how much TV kids watch—and how it’s not good for them. Well, throw those stats out the window so you can use TV for the good of your students! Following the best-selling format of the Videos That Teach series, TV Shows That Teach will give you plenty of TV show clip ideas to use for illustrations or teaching on a variety of topics or Bible passages. From the classics, to some of the latest and greatest shows, you’ll find ideas that will fit into any message you’re trying to communicate to your students. Included in this book are clip ideas from comedies like Happy Days, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Cosby Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, and more. You’ll also find clips from dramas like The West Wing, Freaks and Geeks, 24, Lost, My So Called Life, The Sopranos, and more. And, of course, there are lessons to be learned from reality shows like The Simple Life, American Idol, Survivor, The Real World, and more.Search by topic or Bible reference to find just the right clip, or just look through the table of contents for your favorite shows. Each clip will give you start and stop points, Bible passages that relate to the topic in the clip, as well as questions to get your students thinking and talking about what they just watched. They’ll never see TV in the same way!



Women and the Media in Asia

Women and the Media in Asia Author Y. Kim
ISBN-10 9781137024626
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 258
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At a time of significant change in the precarious world of female individualization, this collection explores such phenomena by critically incorporating the parameters of popular media culture into the overarching paradigm of gender relations, economics and politics of everyday life.



International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus 2 Volume Set

International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus  2 Volume Set Author R. A. DeFronzo
ISBN-10 9781118387672
Release 2015-03-11
Pages 1240
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The International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus has been a successful, well-respected medical textbook for almost 20 years, over 3 editions. Encyclopaedic and international in scope, the textbook covers all aspects of diabetes ensuring a truly multidisciplinary and global approach. Sections covered include epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, management and complications of diabetes and public health issues worldwide. It incorporates a vast amount of new data regarding the scientific understanding and clinical management of this disease, with each new edition always reflecting the substantial advances in the field. Whereas other diabetes textbooks are primarily clinical with less focus on the basic science behind diabetes, ITDM's primary philosophy has always been to comprehensively cover the basic science of metabolism, linking this closely to the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the disease. Edited by four world-famous diabetes specialists, the book is divided into 13 sections, each section edited by a section editor of major international prominence. As well as covering all aspects of diabetes, from epidemiology and pathophysiology to the management of the condition and the complications that arise, this fourth edition also includes two new sections on NAFLD, NASH and non-traditional associations with diabetes, and clinical trial evidence in diabetes. This fourth edition of an internationally recognised textbook will once again provide all those involved in diabetes research and development, as well as diabetes specialists with the most comprehensive scientific reference book on diabetes available.