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'BIG BROTHER'. Edition No. 1 - Product Image

'BIG BROTHER'. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1917018
  • November 2008
  • 64 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House

In this book I am attempting to scrutinise the Big
Brother show (Endemol, 1999) - the archetype of
the ‘reality show’ genre (Cummings, D, 2002, xii) –
as a cultural product of our ‘post-modern-late
capitalism’ era (Jameson, F, 1993, xii). In
specific, I am focusing on its function as a pop-
culture globalised ‘post-documentary’ form that, on
the one hand, reflects our era’s ‘post-modern’
dimension, and through the space-time processes
decontextualises space (geography) and time
(history), and thus, distorts our sense of
the ‘real’ and transcends the cultural borders;
while on the other hand, reflects our era’s ‘late-
capitalism’ dimension, and thus, the western
capitalistic spaces, (pop-) cultural symbols and
social dynamics. Therefore, Big Brother, enhances
the globalisation process in the form of
westernisation.

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IOANNIS VAMVAKITIS.
I was born by Greek parents in Los Angeles/California on the
06/11/1971.My family moved back to Greece in 1976 and raised me
to be a cosmopolitan Greek combining the best – I hope - of both
cultures.My cosmopolitan nature is my motivating force and has
led me to a diversity of educational choices and professional
experiences.

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