What about me?: identity, subjectivity and reality TV participation
AffiliationSchool of Culture and Communication
Document TypePhD thesis
CitationsSalamon, W. (2010). What about me?: identity, subjectivity and reality TV participation . PhD thesis, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne.
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2010 Dr. Winnie Salamon
This thesis examines first person accounts of former reality television participants who have appeared on Australian versions of Big Brother, Australian Idol and The Biggest Loser. While scholars have researched audience responses to a wide range of reality shows, little research has been conducted on the participants themselves. My qualitative research study involving 15 semi-structured one-on-one interviews with reality TV participants addresses this gap, using these accounts to explore broader issues surrounding late modern identity and subjectivity.
Keywordsreality TV; identity; subjectivity; television; popular culture; self-help; personal transformation; journey
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