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  1. Game shows, Talent shows and the ideology of competition By Tom Chan, Will Cole, SachaCurtecka

  2. Main focus points • Dominant ideology of capitalism in game shows. • Celebrity culture in our society. • Why are games shows still so popular?

  3. How the game show format has evolved:

  4. Our hierarchy of game shows:

  5. How does the ideology of capitalism dominate game shows? • ‘individuals are constructed as different but equal in opportunity’ (Fiske, J 1987) e.g. Deal or no Deal • ‘to live a good life is to live a winning life’ (Sharif, course guide) • Dominant classes, through media output, project their views and ideologies on their audience.

  6. Celebrity Culture and its naturalisation within our society: • What’s the significance of celebrity culture in modern society • How has it been naturalised within game shows • ‘Fame I’m going to live forever!’- why do we want it and how this need has effected our society?

  7. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8429704.stm

  8. Why are Game Shows still so popular? • Passive or Active audience? • It is entertaining to watch people fail. • ‘Pure entertainment or distraction’

  9. Discussion Questions