Exposing Lifestyle Television: The Big Reveal
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Performing Arts - 195 pages
In the last decade lifestyle television has become one of the most dominant television genres. Written by an international team of scholars, this volume presents case studies from across the lifestyle genre, considering a variety of themes but with a shared understanding of the self as an evolving project, driven by enterprise.
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The Class Politics of Lifestyle Television
British and Australian
Who Let the Dogs Out? Pets Parenting
Clothing the Body
Public Service Television
Cosmetic Surgery and Class
Consumption and Anxiety
Making Over the Talent Show
l2 A Nation of Cocooners? Explanations of the Home
The Politics and Aesthetics of Green Television
Alana American appearance argues audience Australian Backyard Blitz Bartky body Bourdieu Brunsdon celebrity Channel chefs choice clothes cocooning commercial consumer culture consumption contemporary contestants cooking shows cosmetic surgery culinary deﬁned discourses Dog Borstal domestic dressing economic entertainment episode experts fashion feminism feminist ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst focus foodie foodie viewers format gardening programmes gender genre HGTV home improvement housewife housework identiﬁed individual labour lifestyle programmes lifestyle television lifestyle’s lives London look makeover shows Makeover Television metrosexual middle class narrative neoliberal networks normative femininity offers one’s parents participants performance politics popular Post-feminism presenters production promotion public broadcasters Queer Eye reality television Reality TV reﬂect role Routledge Scott Cam shame signiﬁcant Skeggs social speciﬁc Stacy and Clinton Supernanny talent shows taste traditional masculinity transformation trend Trinny and Susannah watch Wear Wife Swap WNTW women Younger