CFP: Class and Reality TV (8/20/05; SCMS, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Terri Ginsberg

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
March 2-5, 2006
Vancouver, Canada

The SCMS Caucus on Class ( ) is sponsoring
the following call for papers. Please send 150-word proposal, plus brief
bibliography and bio statement, by August 20, 2005.

"Class Issues in Reality Television"
The rising popularity of reality television has transformed television
programming, yet important questions remain about the genre's representation
of class as well as its influence on modes of production in the television
industry. Papers are sought which explore the ideological dimensions of
this televisual genre. Are reality shows more "democratic" because "real"
people volunteer to take part? How might a class analysis broaden our
understanding of shows like Wife Swap and The Apprentice? What are the
implications for labor relations in the industry and for other televisual
genres as editors come increasingly to serve as producers, and producers as
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