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Mostly I just had an “It’s not really jennofer thing. This book is a great intro to women’s studies genre book. While I have no doubts that this is the case, it does make for a read that can best be summed up as, “Well, yeah. That was already the case in and, well, sobalthough I do feel vaguely vindicated at pzner much I hated him and his show back in the day too.

While the book was comprehensive and Pozner did an excellent job building her case, there didn’t seem to be anything new in this. All the Single Jennifef. Black women as well as men are reduced to caricatures or animals. I just felt that the cultural impact of reality tv encompasses more than sexism, racism and the like. ALL of the messages that we are being fed ultimately are controlled by corporations trying to sell us a commercial and political agenda that Rea,ity am not interested in buying!

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My before reading comments- This is what I believe: Now, I’m really glad I didn’t watch because it was apparently worse than I imagined. All Our Wrong Todays. View all upcoming events. Especially the Real Housewives. I’m a huge stickler for showing where your information comes from in non-fiction, and Pozner does a great jenniifer of this.

May 22, Rebecca rated it it was amazing.

View all 6 comments. It’s the one thing I miss about having cable, since we turned ours off last month. So I avoided them, which means I’m left out of a lot of conversations I have never been a reality television fan Project Runway and a few episodes of cooking reality shows aside.

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

bsck Would you like us to take another look at this review? I’m not much of a reality tv fan. If you already think critically about the media you consume, skip this book. How to write a great review. She isn’t holier than thou. Watch More Reality Rehab Videos. Pozner gives example after example after example Initially, I wasn’t all that interested in reading this book, as I felt as if it would be a retread of many concepts I had read before.

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Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV

On reality tv shows, gendered stereotypes abound. The efforts to address intersectionality, while appreciated, also rubbed me the wrong way. No, but I’ve already noticed that I’m watching differently, which I think is the whole point.

Return to Book Page. Budding teenage feminists, reality TV enthusiasts. Yes, I was th My before reading comments- This is what I believe: She was looking for reasons to interject liberal social angst everywhere she could.

May 14, mica-micare rated it really liked it Shelves: I have to say, Reality Bites Back: I hadn’t every really spent time considering the racist and sexist undertones of reality programming, but this book really brings to light how troubling many aspects of the programs I enjoy are.

Definitely reads academic and pretty beauty myth basic. Jul 29, Julie G rated it really liked it.

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