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Formatting reality: on reality television as a genre, a meta-genre and a larger tendency in contemporary television culture

Daniël Biltereyst (UGent) and Lennart Soberon (UGent)
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This chapter deals with the development of reality television as a genre, a meta-genre and a larger tendency within the field of television and television studies. Focusing upon a conceptualization of reality television, the chapter also relates to a discussion on reality television as a global/local format.
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genre theory, reality television, television history, formats, political economy

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Chicago
Biltereyst, Daniël, and Lennart Soberon. 2016. “Formatting Reality: On Reality Television as a Genre, a Meta-genre and a Larger Tendency in Contemporary Television Culture.” In New Patterns in Global Television Formats, ed. Karina Aveytard, Pia Jensen, and Albert Moran, 47–62. Bristol, Chicago: Intellect / University of chicago Press.
APA
Biltereyst, Daniël, & Soberon, L. (2016). Formatting reality: on reality television as a genre, a meta-genre and a larger tendency in contemporary television culture. In K. Aveytard, P. Jensen, & A. Moran (Eds.), New patterns in global television formats (pp. 47–62). Bristol, Chicago: Intellect / University of chicago Press.
Vancouver
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Biltereyst D, Soberon L. Formatting reality: on reality television as a genre, a meta-genre and a larger tendency in contemporary television culture. In: Aveytard K, Jensen P, Moran A, editors. New patterns in global television formats. Bristol, Chicago: Intellect / University of chicago Press; 2016. p. 47–62.
MLA
Biltereyst, Daniël, and Lennart Soberon. “Formatting Reality: On Reality Television as a Genre, a Meta-genre and a Larger Tendency in Contemporary Television Culture.” New Patterns in Global Television Formats. Ed. Karina Aveytard, Pia Jensen, & Albert Moran. Bristol, Chicago: Intellect / University of chicago Press, 2016. 47–62. Print.
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  author       = {Biltereyst, Dani{\"e}l and Soberon, Lennart},
  booktitle    = {New patterns in global television formats},
  editor       = {Aveytard, Karina  and Jensen, Pia and Moran, Albert},
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  title        = {Formatting reality: on reality television as a genre, a meta-genre and a larger tendency in contemporary television culture},
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