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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Laurie Ouellette and Susan Murray Part I: Genre 29 1 "Stanley Milgram, Allen Funt, and Me": Cold War Social Science and the Roots of Reality TV" 30 Anna McCarthy 2 "I Think We Need a New Name for It": The Meeting of Documentary and Reality Television 67 Susan Murray 3 Teaching Us to Fake it: The Ritualized Norms of TV's Reality Games 96 Nick Couldry 4 "Expect the Unexpected": Narrative Pleasure and Uncertainty Due to Chance in Survivor 128 Mary Beth Haralovich and Michael W. Trosset 5 Extraordinarily Ordinary: The Osbournes as "An American Family" 169 Derek Kompare Part II: Industry 205 6 The Political Economic Origins of Reali- TV 206 Chad Raphael 7 The End of TV 101: Reality Programs, Formats, and the New Business of Television 238 Ted Magder 8 Court TV: The Evolution of a Reality Style 272 Chuck Kleinhans and Rick Morris Part III: Cultural Politics 304 9 Country Hicks and Urban Cliques: Mediating Race, Reality, and Liberalism MTV's The Real World 305 John Kraszewski 10 What do Women Watch? Tuning in to the Compulsory Heterosexuality Channel 336 Jennifer Maher 11 Aliens, Nomads, Mad Dogs and Road Warriors: The Changing Face of Criminal Violence on TV 367 Elayne Rapping 12 "Take Responsibility for Yourself": Neoliberalism, Citizenship, and Reality Television Laurie Ouellette 396 13 See You in Hell, Johnny Bravo! 432 Jeffrey Sconce Part IV: Reception 462 14 Got to Be Real: Mediating Gayness on Survivor 463 Kathleen LeBesco 15 The Meaning of Real Life 492 Justin Lewis 16 "Kiss Me Kat": Shakespeare, Big Brother and the Taming of the Self 522 John Hartley 17 Jamming Big Brother: Webcasting, Audience Intervention, and Narrative Activism 559 Pamela Wilson About the Contributors 596 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Reality television programs United States