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Sabancı University

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


 

Presents

 

A Power Point Presentation

 

“The Guilty Pleasure of Watching Like Big Brother:Privacy Attitudes,Voyeurism & Reality Programs

 

by

 

 Dr. Lemi Baruh

Ph.D (2007)

Annenberg School for Communication,
University of Pennsylvania


Wednesday, June13, 2007

14:00FASS 2034

 

Abstract:
 Since becoming a staple of primetime programming, reality programs have frequently been portrayed as a sign of base voyeurism and contemporary society’s fascination with the private lives of others. Despite the frequency of such comments, however, there is little research about the relationship between reality programming, voyeurism and privacy.  This presentation provides an overview of a dissertation thesis project that addresses this void by investigating how television viewers’ voyeuristic tendencies and privacy expectations factor into the choices they make about watching reality programs.