This essay assortment makes a speciality of the gendered dimensions of truth tv in either the U.S. and nice Britain. via shut readings of quite a lot of fact programming, from Finding Sarah
and Sister Wives
to Ghost Adventures
and Deadliest Warrior
, the individuals imagine via questions of femininity and masculinity, as they relate to the intersections of gender, race, type, and sexuality. They attach the genre's blend of actual humans and surreal reports, of authenticity and artifice, to the construction of id and norms of citizenship, the commodification of selfhood, and the naturalization of regimes of energy. even if assessing the Kardashian relatives model, portrayals of hoarders, or big-family courses akin to 19 little ones and Counting
, the members research truth tv as a suitable web site for the creation and function of gender. within the technique, they remove darkness from the bigger neoliberal and postfeminist contexts during which fact television is produced, promoted, watched, and experienced.
Contributors. David Greven, Dana Heller, Su Holmes, Deborah Jermyn, Misha Kavka, Amanda Ann Klein, Susan Lepselter, Diane Negra, Laurie Ouellette, Gareth Palmer, Kirsten Pike, Maria Pramaggiore, Kimberly Springer, Rebecca Stephens, Lindsay Steenberg, Brenda R. Weber