Consumer Citizen as a Media Project

ab 29,90 

Olena Prykhodko

Dreaming the reality

ISBN 978-3-643-90834-6
Band-Nr. 53
Jahr 2017
Seiten 452
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Kulturwissenschaft / Cultural Studies / Estudios Culturales / Études Culturelles


The current book asserts that reality television serves a
broader social purpose than simple entertainment. Instead,
this type of programing can best be understood as a
revealing exposition on contemporary politics, culture, and
social issues. Reality television addresses many different
social groups. The book primarily examines the social and
political messages conveyed by reality television to its
viewers. Focusing on the notion of consumer citizenship, the
study analyses the German television program Deutschland
sucht den Superstar („Germany seeks a Superstar“) as a
reflection of contemporary social and political issues in

Olena Prykhodko graduated from University of
Bremen with a PhD degree in Cultural Studies. She works for
the Program for Cultural Journalism at Berlin Career
College, University of Arts.