Professor Ruth Holliday
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- Week 1: Historicising Reality and Lifestyle TV
- Week 2: Approaching Reality and Lifestyle TV: Cultural theory and critical analysis
- Week 3: Globalisation and Reality TV
- Week 4: Lifestyle TV, bodies and Makeover Culture
- Week 5: Class, social divisions and reality television
- Week 6: Homes, taste and distinction
- Week 7: Cultural intermediaries and ordinary experts: pedagogy, ‘expertise’ and shame in RTV
- Week 8: Consuming ‘the real’: Audience investments and engagement with Reality TV
- Week 9: Reality TV Fame: Reality TV and Celebrity Culture.
- Week 10: Cultural labour and reality television production
- Week 11:The sociological imagination and the political potential of Reality TV
Week 1: Historicising Reality and Lifestyle TV
Corner, J., (2002). Performing the Real: Documentary Diversions. Television & New Media, 3 (3) , 255-26
Murray, S. and Oulette, L. (Eds) (2009). Introduction. Reality TV [electronic resource] : remaking television culture. New York: New York University Press, pp.1-20
Week 2: Approaching Reality and Lifestyle TV: Cultural theory and critical analysis
Althusser L (1971) Lenin and Philosophy, NY Monthly Review Press – Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses 142-177 - abridged version in John Storey (ed) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, Hemel Hemstaed: Prentice Hall, 13-21.
Mulvey L (1975) Visual pleasure and narrative cinema, Screen. ISSN: 0036-9543, 16 (3): 6–18.
Hall S (1981) The Whites of their Eyes: Racist Ideologies and the Media in Bridges and Brunt (eds) Silver linings : some strategies for the eighties : contributions to the Communist University of London ISBN: 0853155461, 22-58.
Week 3: Globalisation and Reality TV
BELL, D. & HOLLOWS, J. (2007). Mobile homes. Space and culture., 10 , 22-39.
KLEIN, B. & WARDLE, C. 2008. “These Two Are Speaking Welsh on Channel 4!”: Welsh Representations and Cultural Tensions on Big Brother 7. Television & New Media , 9 , 514-530.
Week 4: Lifestyle TV, bodies and Makeover Culture
Jones, M (2008) ‘Before/ After: From Heresy to Makeover Culture’, Skintight : an anatomy of cosmetic surgery, Oxford: Berg, Chapter 1,
Weber, B (2014) Chapter 20 Mapping the Makeover Maze: The Contours and Contradictions of Makeover Television, in L. Ouellette (ed) A companion to reality television, Oxford: Blackwell.
Week 5: Class, social divisions and reality television
Biressi, A. and Nunn, H. (2008) 'Bad Citizens: The Class Politics of Lifestyle Television', in: G. Palmer (ed) Exposing lifestyle television : the big reveal, Aldershot: Ashgate pp. 15-23.
Lyle, S. A. (2008) (Mis)recognition and the middle-class/bourgeois gaze: A case study of Wife Swap', Critical discourse studies,5(4),319 -330
Deery, J. and Press, A. (eds). (2017). Media and class : TV, film, and digital culture ISBN: 9781138229785 (hardback); 9781138229792 (pbk.); 9781315387987 (ebk.). London: Routledge.
Week 6: Homes, taste and distinction
Giddens, A (1992) The Transformation of Intimacy: Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Societies, Cambridge: Polity. Chapter 4 Love, Commitment and the Pure Relationship.
Holliday R, (2005). ‘Home Truths’, in Ordinary lifestyles : popular media, consumption and taste, ed. by Bell D and Hollows J (Maidenhead : Open University Press), 65-81
Week 7: Cultural intermediaries and ordinary experts: pedagogy, ‘expertise’ and shame in RTV
PIPER, N. (2015). Jamie Oliver and Cultural Intermediation. Food, culture and society., 18 , 245-264.
RICH, E. (2011). ‘I see her being obesed!’: Public pedagogy, reality media and the obesity crisis. Health. :, 15 , 3-21.
Singh, A. 2016. Delia Effect Strikes Again. The Telegraph Online. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/6709518/Delia-Effect-strikes-again.html
Week 8: Consuming ‘the real’: Audience investments and engagement with Reality TV
PIPER, N. (2013). Audiencing Jamie Oliver: Embarrassment, voyeurism and reflexive positioning. Geoforum., 45 , 346-355.
Skeggs B, Wood H and Thumim N (2008) Oh goodness I am watching reality TV: How methods make class in audience research. European Journal of Cultural Studies 11(1): 5–24
Week 9: Reality TV Fame: Reality TV and Celebrity Culture.
Deller, R.A. (2016) 'Star image, celebrity reality television and the fame cycle', Celebrity studies. ISSN: 1939-2397; 1939-2400, 7(3): 373-389
Kavka, M. (2012), ‘Third Generation Reality TV: Economics of Celebrity’, in Kavka, M., Reality TV. Edinburgh: Edinburugh University Press: 145-176
Yang, L. (2014), ‘Reality Talent Shows in China: Transnational format, affective engagement and the Chinese Dream., in L. Ouellette (ed) A companion to reality television ISBN: 9780470659274 £120.00 (hbk.); 9781118599594; 9781118599624; 9781118599754 (ebk.), Oxford: Blackwell: 516-540.
Week 10: Cultural labour and reality television production
Grindstaff, L., (2009). Self-Serve Celebrity: The Production of Ordinariness and the Ordinariness of Production in Reality Television. In V. Mayer, M. Banks & J. Caldwell (eds.) Production studies : cultural studies of media industries. New York/Oxon: Routledge, 71-86.
Mayer, V., (2014). 'Cast Aways: The Plights and Pleasures of Reality Casting and Production Studies', in L. Ouellette (ed) A companion to reality television ISBN: 9780470659274 £120.00 (hbk.); 9781118599594; 9781118599624; 9781118599754 (ebk.), Oxford: Blackwell: 57-73
Week 11:The sociological imagination and the political potential of Reality TV
Ouellette, L. (2010) Reality TV Gives Back: On the Civic Functions of Reality Entertainment, Journal of popular film & television., 38:2, 66-71
Jones S and Hollows J (2010) '"At Least He's Doing Something"., Moral Entrepreneurship and Individual Responsibility in Jamie's Ministry of Food.' European Journal of Cultural Studies , 13 (3)
This list was last updated on 16/01/2018