The Triumph of Reality TV by Leigh H. Edwards Book PDF Summary
"Identifies and explores five key media trends reality TV has used to continually draw in viewers and ensure success. These media trends include mixing TV genres, sparking greater audience interaction, and applying content from television to other media such as films, music albums, webisodes, online games, and smart phone apps. Author Leigh H. Edwards also analyzes how reality TV shows target themes of social conflict, such as changing ideas of the American family, and address common anxieties and tensions in American society such as gender, race, class, and economic struggle. A wide variety of realty shows--including American Idol, Celebrity Rehab, Jackass, Run's House, Survivor, and The Hills--are profiled."--Book jacket.