Talking alone : Reality TV, emotions and authenticity

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Aslama , M & Pantti , M 2006 , ' Talking alone : Reality TV, emotions and authenticity ' , European Journal of Cultural Studies , vol. 9 , no. 2 , pp. 167-184 . < http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1367549406063162 >

Title: Talking alone : Reality TV, emotions and authenticity
Author: Aslama, Minna; Pantti, Mervi
Contributor organization: Media and Communication Studies
Date: 2006
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: European Journal of Cultural Studies
ISSN: 1367-5494
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/230084
Abstract: This article examines reality TV as an illustration of contemporary confessional culture in which the key attraction is the disclosure of true emotions. This article hopes to contribute to the understanding of the production of self-disclosure through a formal analysis of international and domestic dating, adventure and lifestyle-oriented reality shows broadcast on Finnish television between 2002 and 2004. The diverse programmes verify that reality TV shows capitalize on a variety of talk situations within one programme, but it is the monologue that is used as a truth-sign of direct access to the authentic. We also suggest that the power of monologue in the reality genre promotes the transformation of television from a mass medium to first-person medium addressing masses of individuals.
Subject: 518 Media and communications
tosi-tv
Suomi
tunteet
televisio-ohjelmat
puheohjelmat
televisio
tosi-tv
Suomi
tunteet
televisio-ohjelmat
puheohjelmat
televisio
tosi-tv
Suomi
tunteet
televisio-ohjelmat
puheohjelmat
televisio
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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