Exposing Lifestyle Television: The Big Reveal

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Dr Gareth Palmer
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 206 pages
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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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Contents

The Class Politics of Lifestyle Television
15
British and Australian
25
Who Let the Dogs Out? Pets Parenting
39
Clothing the Body
49
Public Service Television
65
Cosmetic Surgery and Class
83
Housework
101
Consumption and Anxiety
117
Making Over the Talent Show
129
Lifestyle Television
145
l2 A Nation of Cocooners? Explanations of the Home
159
The Politics and Aesthetics of Green Television
177
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Gareth Palmer, Associate Head of Media, Music and Performance, University of Salford, UK.

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