This paper examines how reality-TV – as a phenomenon – influences and affects humans and the culture they live in. This paper takes specific consideration to the use of straightforwardness, and its focus is mainly on teenagers from the ages 13 to 20. Firstly it contains an analysis of the Danish reality-show For lækker til love, using Goffman’s The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, as well as his notions of face-work. Our focus is on two specific participants in this show – Melanie and Kay – and they provide uinsight into their lives and attitudes toward dating. Secondly we use Matheson’s book Media Discourse, as well as John Story’s Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. By analysing the two chosen participants, we have tried to determine whether or not reality-TV has an influence on our culture; and, of course, whether or not this influence is favourable or adverse. Our specific focus is straightforwardness, and whether or not the use of this on television will implore young people in society to act the same way. Our results show that Goffman’s notions can easily be used in the work with For lækker til love and its participants. Furthermore, it is evident that reality-TV in fact does have an influence on our society, because people – often uncritically – watch these shows, even if they find them to be stupid and simple. In conclusion it is clear that an influence may happen when watching For lækker til love – as well as other reality-shows – because what people see on television, they will often be influenced to do. However, it can be questioned whether or not this influence will have a huge impact on society, and this is still debatable.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 jan. 2014|
- John Story
- For lækker til love
- media discourse