Reinforcing the myth: Constructing Australian identity in ‘reality TV’

  title={Reinforcing the myth: Constructing Australian identity in ‘reality TV’},
  author={Emma Price},
  pages={451 - 459}
  • E. Price
  • Published 28 May 2010
  • Sociology
  • Continuum
The current incarnation of ‘reality TV’ in Australia has a strong focus on the portrayal of everyday life. Although based on ‘real’ situations or people, there is a clear tension between ideas of authenticity and performance. As a global phenomenon, ‘reality’ formats are produced for local audiences by highlighting aspects of the national culture and identity, with format popularity directly linked to identification and affirmation of the spectacle of ‘reality’. This paper will analyse the use… 

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