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- DescriptionWith over twenty different casts, multiple spin-off series, and five international locations, The Real Housewives franchise is a television phemen. The women on these shows have reinvented the soap opera diva and in doing so, have offered television viewers a new opportunity to embrace a loved, yet waning, genre. As the popularity and prevalence of the docu-drama genre of reality TV continues to increase, the time is ripe for a collection of this sort. The Fantasy of Reality: Critical Essays on The Real Housewives explores the series and the women of The Real Housewives through the lens of race, class, gender, sexuality, and place. The contributing authors use an expansive and impressive array of methodological approaches to examine particular aspects of the series, offering rich analysis and insight along the way. This collection takes seriously what some may mock and others adore. Chapters are both fun and informative, lending themselves well to Housewives fans and media scholars alike.
- Author BiographyRachel E. Silverman (PhD, University of South Florida) is Assistant Professor of Communication in the Department of Humanities and Communication at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She is co-editor of Communicating Pregnancy Loss: Narrative as A Method for Change (Peter Lang, 2015).
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication30/05/2015
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2015
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight410 g
- Width155 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byRachel E. Silverman
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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