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Talking alone : Reality TV, emotions and authenticity

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Aslama, Minna; Pantti, Mervi

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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." [author's abstract]
Classification Broadcasting, Telecommunication
Free Keywords authenticity; confessional culture; emotions; reality TV; talk
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 167-184
Journal European Journal of Cultural Studies, 9 (2006) 2
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)