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Modes of Harm in Reality Television Programming: Topology of Harmful Images

Khan, J (2009) Modes of Harm in Reality Television Programming: Topology of Harmful Images UNSPECIFIED, Germany. ISBN 3639210700

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With growing concern about ethics of ‘Reality Television’ participation, including child participation in family format programming may have an undesirable impact on participants in their later life. This book, therefore, explored the harmful effect of ‘Reality programming’ on family format participation of “Trading Spouses” by content analysis technique. The results of this study raise several ethical concerns, for example, “Do the constructed and scripted conflictual situations deliver any good to those families participating in the show? Three interrelated topology of harmful images discussed in this book. As expected, participants were subject to psychological, racial and religious harm as a result of participation. Psychological harm intertwined with racial and religious harm where producers intentionally swap spouses from two incompatible families. The analysis provides a basic framework to identify the topology of harmful images shown in a family format “Reality TV’ programme. The theoretical guideline would provide a standard to compare what could be portrayed in Reality TV without inducing harm to its participants (like children).

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 30 October 2009
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:32
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 10:41

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