Arranged thematically, the book addresses definitions and debates, values and ethics, carnival and excess, celebrity, gender and sexuality, production and the audience. With specially written introductions to the volume and to each section, the Reader features key writings from leading scholars in the field. Essays explore the history and origins of tabloid culture and concepts such as the press, magazines, shock-jocks, the public sphere, reality and talk show television, photojournalism and voyeurism, and examples used include:heat magazine Loaded and men's lifestyle publications Jackass The tabloid life of O.J. Simpson Big Brother's Jade GoodyEach section is followed by recommendations for further reading.
Contributors: Mark Andrejevic, Feona Attwood, Karin Becker, S. Elizabeth Bird, Anita Biressi, Frances Bonner, Kate Brooks, Martin Conboy, Mark Deuze, John Fiske, Bob Franklin, Des Freedman, Kevin Glynn, Laura Grindstaff, Jostein Gripsrud, Bridget Griffen-Foley, Su Holmes, Patricia Holland, Leon Hunt, A. M. Joensson, Jason Kosovski, P. David Marshall, Victoria Mapplebeck, Heather Nunn, Henrik OErnebring, Mark Pursehouse, Graeme Turner, Pamela Wilson.
Publisher: Open University Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 1 g
Dimensions: 96 x 68 x 11 mm
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