Talking with Television : Women, Talk Shows, and Modern Self-Reflexivity, Paperback / softback Book

Talking with Television : Women, Talk Shows, and Modern Self-Reflexivity Paperback / softback

Part of the Feminist Studies and Media Culture series

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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  • Category: TV & society
  • ISBN: 9780252076022

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