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In Reality Bites Back, Pozner exposes the often racist and sexist messages being sold by the media and advertising conglomerates who control so much of what we see, hear, purchase and consume. Please review your cart. Its imagery strives realitj deprive us of realistic ideas about love, sex, beauty, health, money, work, and life itself, in an attempt pozer convince us that only products can bring us true joy.

Dec 29, Jesse rated it liked it. And if you ppozner have time to read the whole book, then at least go and check out Pozner’s Reality TV Deconstruction Guide at http: Women are statistically the poorest gender and yet, the sex trade is always hiring….

Want to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? The reason I did not give I should first point out that I am an avid biyes television watchers. She offers the reader much to consider. However, major props for the final two chapters; it’s one thing to be aware of an issue and another thing entirely to actually do something about it.

It’s the one thing I miss about having cable, since we turned ours off last month.

I couldn’t finish it. Other than that, I’ve watched various Gorden Ramsey things I like the British ones much morebut even those I’ve cooled to – the overuse of the word bitch to describe women, the fact that every black women seems to take most of the hate from those in the group, the fact that you are suppose to undermine people to win a job where you need to lead and support people.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. Her deconstruction of reality shows such as the bachelor, real housewives, America’s next top model and more consistently has the reader questioning what they are watching and what they are being sold.


The fact that the wo I’m not much of a reality tv fan. The Hate U Give. This applies to the women on America’s Next Top Model not that I approve of or am defending that show just as it applies to a fat person on the street. Mar 24, RD Morgan rated it it was ok Shelves: Return to Book Page. On reality tv shows, gendered stereotypes abound.

It also has no place in a book like this. I waited way too long to read this book, and honest, ten years later, yeah, it does feel a little out of date. I’m a huge stickler for showing where your information comes from in non-fiction, and Pozner does a great job of this. The antidotes about issues with different reality programs were generally good.

If every person on a show had to do the same act, if one or two of them were black, she would realitty ra The antidotes about issues with different reality programs were generally good. You submitted the following rating and review. It also explains why I see more young people thinking and stating that all sterotypes are true.

This really is one of the most engaging books I have read on media literacy and deconstructing what we are watching. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Furthermore, I am able to identify bback, misogyny, and lack of cultural diversity in most reality tv shows, yet I watch them anyway.

There was nothing particularly new or enlightening about the book, nor even things we already knew told in a way that made it seem new ala Neil Postman; all in all, a solid book, but not one likely to impart anything you didn’t already know before.

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For me – someone who was already hyper aware of the misogyny and pervasive advertising shamelessly embedded within reality programming, I found it broadened the way I perceived other media – such as talk shows like The View and Ellen, which seem to be more marketing vehicles than television talk shows, and fictional media which is much more focused on consumerism than it seems it has been.

The things Pozner uncovers are truly shocking, even for people who are generally grossed out by reality television. Quotes from Reality Bites Bac Men Explain Things to Me. This review will tell you more about me than the book. They were told that they were going to a casting call for a Real World meets Sex and the City in Paris show.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book refuels that desire, especially now that I am working with teenagers who have grown up with this media and these messages.

This book took me much longer to read as each chapter is so full of current and important media critique that is directly relevant to my life AND to the work that I do. Initially, I wasn’t all that interested in reading this book, as I felt as if it would bties a retread of many concepts I had plzner before. The last straw was when the the author repeatedly refers to ‘transgender’ as a sexual orientation as in the phrase “sought love among a pool of straight, gay, bisexual, and transgender bjtes.

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Sep 20, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 22, Brittany rated it liked it Shelves: We are just giving the viewership what they want. Paperbackpages. Goodreads helps you keep poznerr of books you want to read. Jennifer Pozner in Reality Bites Back: May 22, Rebecca rated it it was amazing.

I first started watching Tool Academy because of this withering critique of it in Bitch Magazine, but somehow I stayed a loyal fan through all three seasons. That it isn’t a bunch of old men in suits puffing on cigars thinking we’re going to invade their precious golf course planning out all this stuff.

Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV by Jennifer L. Pozner

Still, Pozner redeems herself with a genuinely interesting chapter about advertising in reality TV. Nov bback, Kristina Klausser rated it really liked it. I wish she would allow the reader to make his or her own conclusion through guidance rather than beating it over my head with alliteration and cynical, sometimes unnecessary angry adjectives.