Determining Dimensions of Reality: A Concept Mapping of the Reality TV Landscape

  title={Determining Dimensions of Reality: A Concept Mapping of the Reality TV Landscape},
  author={Robin L. Nabi},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting \& Electronic Media},
  pages={371 - 390}
  • Robin L. Nabi
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
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