Introduction 1. Branding Lifestyle 2. The Self as Project 3. Governing Citizens 4. The Labor of Lifestyle 5. Performing Difference Questions for Discussion
Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Departments of Communication and Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. She writes about television, social theory and consumer culture, and is the co-author of Better Living Through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship and editor of A Companion to Reality Television, among other books.
"Lifestyle TV is accessible and well-organized, with chapters that easily stand on their own, contributing to the ongoing project of identifying, defining, and situating television genres and formats in this swiftly-changing media environment." --Bailey Kelley, Feminist Media Studies