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Reality Television, Affect and Intimacy

"Reality Television, Affect and Intimacy" shifts current discussions of media and reality from the informative to the affective, from knowledge to feelings. In reality television, Misha Kavka argues, everyday 'reality' is the ground for an experience of immediacy, or televisual intimacy, that is self-evidently mediated and performed. The book explores this paradox by conceptualising the relation between affect and media. For Kavka, affect matters because the feelings generated across the screen are real in a material way. Investigating such concepts as publicity and privacy in reality TV families, performance technologies in "Big Brother," arranged marriages in romance reality TV, and gender, race and sexuality in "Survivor" and "Project Runway," she argues that affect is the core reality of a public sphere that is reconfigured by its viewing patterns. Renewing attention to the complexities of affective intimacies, this book offers the rich realities of feeling as a critical alternative to traditional communication models.
Reality Television, Affect and Intimacy
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Reality Television, Affect and Intimacy shifts current discussions of media and reality from the informative to the affective, from knowledge to feelings. In reality television, Misha Kavka argues, everyday 'reality' is the ground for an experience of immediacy, or televisual intimacy, that is self-evidently mediated and performed. The book explores this paradox by conceptualising the relation between affect and media. For Kavka, affect matters because the feelings generated across the screen are real in a material way. Investigating such concepts as publicity and privacy in reality TV families, performance technologies in Big Brother, arranged marriages in romance reality TV, and gender, race and sexuality in Survivor and Project Runway, she argues that affect is the core reality of a public sphere that is reconfigured by its viewing patterns. Renewing attention to the complexities of affective intimacies, this book offers the rich realities of feeling as a critical alternative to traditional communication models.
MISHA KAVKA teaches in the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is the co-editor of two books, Feminist Consequences (2001) and Gothic NZ: The Darker Side of Kiwi Culture (2006), and has published numerous articles on reality television, gothic film and feminist theory.
List of Illustrations Preface Technologies of Intimacy Media and Affect: The Matter of Feeling The Mediation of the Public Sphere Intimate Strangers: Big Brother and the Everyday Real-Love TV: Romantic Epistemologies The Public Sphere Queered Epilogue: Everyday Noise Notes Bibliography Index
Author
Misha Kavka
Short Title
REALITY TELEVISION AFFECT & IN
Pages
191
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
Series
Language, Discourse, Society (Hardcover)
Language
English
ISBN-10
0230545505
ISBN-13
9780230545502
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
DEWEY
791.456
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-11-30
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Subtitle
Reality Matters
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Place of Publication
Basingstoke
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