Quick hit from the road: All you MA-area TV fans — there are two chances to catch Reality Bites Backin Boston. Hope to see you at one of these events:
WHAT: Book reading and signing
WHEN: Nov. 19, 7pm
WHERE: Wellesley Booksmith
Why is reality television built on such blatant gender and race stereotypes? Why are women and people of color represented so harmfully, and with so much bias, in popular culture? What is “Frankenbite” editing, how many hours of tape are shot for every hour of reality TV aired, and how much cheaper is it to produce a reality show than a scripted program? Is it true that networks are simply “giving people what they want,” or is reality TV really the result of media consolidation, media economics, and stealth advertising? Find out at Wellesley Booksmith on 11/19!
And it is a HUGE honor and with great pleasure that I invite you to Trident Books on Saturday, where I’ll be sharing the mic with one of my formative influences and intellectual role models, pioneering ad critic Jean Kilbourne:
WHAT: Book reading and signing with Jennifer L. Pozner and Jean Kilbourne
WHEN: Nov. 20, 7pm
WHERE: Trident Books
Hey Boston-area friends — come join Jennifer L. Pozner as she reads from her new book, Reality Bites Back. She’ll be joined by groundbreaking advertising critic and “Killing Us Softly” documentarian Jean Kilbourne, who will read from her book, “Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel.”
and Kilbourne will read from and sign their books, discuss commercialism and gender and race biases in television and advertising, and answer audience questions.
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