Talking with Television: Women, Talk Shows, and Modern Self-Reflexivity (Feminist Studies and Media Culture)

Talking with Television: Women, Talk Shows, and Modern Self-Reflexivity (Feminist Studies and Media Culture)

By: Helen Wood (author)Paperback

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Television talk shows have fueled debates about television's faltering role as a medium for social interaction, but this book points out that many viewers don't just absorb the shows; they react to them and even talk back to their televisions. By observing and analyzing the daily viewing habits of a dozen women viewers, Helen Wood interprets these experiences as daily rituals of self-reflexivity, focusing on the performance of gender as a doubling of place in contemporary conditions of modernity. Directly challenging the fundamental assumption that new media forms are uniquely interactive, Talking with Television reveals that televisual styles, particularly talk-based TV, have always sought to encourage a participatory relationship with viewers at home.

About Author

Helen Wood is principal lecturer in media studies at De Montfort University in Leicester, England.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780252076022
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780252076022
  • ISBN10: 0252076028

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