Conflict of Interest: The Intersection of AAVE and Contention Among Cast Members in a 'Reality' TV Show

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579264
Title:
Conflict of Interest: The Intersection of AAVE and Contention Among Cast Members in a 'Reality' TV Show
Author:
Hensley, Eric Charles
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study investigates the proliferation of racial stereotypes in Reality TV, particularly those which represent African Americans as being inherently more aggressive and combative than White Americans. One way these stereotypes are sustained is by the artificial association between features of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and conflict constructed in Reality TV. This study focuses in particular on the Reality TV show Bad Girls Club and how the show is edited to embrace this stereotype. The purposes of this study are: (a) to identify where these stereotypes exist and how they are represented in the show (b) to identify ways in which this TV show is edited to sustain and proliferate these stereotypes and (c) to understand how analyses such as this one can shed light on the association between African American Women, AAVE, and conflict.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Linguistics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Fountain, Amy

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleConflict of Interest: The Intersection of AAVE and Contention Among Cast Members in a 'Reality' TV Showen_US
dc.creatorHensley, Eric Charlesen
dc.contributor.authorHensley, Eric Charlesen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the proliferation of racial stereotypes in Reality TV, particularly those which represent African Americans as being inherently more aggressive and combative than White Americans. One way these stereotypes are sustained is by the artificial association between features of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and conflict constructed in Reality TV. This study focuses in particular on the Reality TV show Bad Girls Club and how the show is edited to embrace this stereotype. The purposes of this study are: (a) to identify where these stereotypes exist and how they are represented in the show (b) to identify ways in which this TV show is edited to sustain and proliferate these stereotypes and (c) to understand how analyses such as this one can shed light on the association between African American Women, AAVE, and conflict.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorFountain, Amyen
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