The illusory everyday : narratives of pleasure in Australian 'reality TV'

by Emma Price

Institution: Deakin University
Department: School of Communication and Creative Arts
Year: 0
Record ID: 1066871
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30036004


This thesis examines the paradox thai the popularity of 'reality TV' lies more in its construction and the pleasure of its reception as entertainment, than ils 'reality'. Through the integration of theoretical perspectives, and industry and viewer interviews, 'reality TV' is explored as an amoebic, amorphous genre, of multiple narratives, interpretations and pleasures.