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THINKING ALLOWED
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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
17 September 2008
repeat  21 Sep
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CLASS and REALITY TV
According to new research around 78% of our free to air tv schedules is now comprised of reality TV advising us, chastising us, humiliating us and surprising us – but what is the underlying message about the kind of people we are supposed to think we are?
Laurie Taylor is joined by Professor Beverley Skeggs, co-author of a recent ESRC research project entitled Making Class and Self Through Televised Ethical Scenarios. They discuss the sub-text of reality TV make-over programmes and the manner in which they portray working class people.

BALTI BRITAIN
Ziauddin Sardar talks about his new book Balti Britain – A Journey through the British Asian experience and discusses the nature of the relationship between Britain and the Indian Sub-continent.
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Professor Beverley Skeggs

Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London

Making Class and Self Through Televised Ethical Scenarios
Prof. Beverley Skeggs & Dr Helen Wood
Chapter in book Spectacular morality : 'reality' television, individualisation and the remaking of the working class
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
9780415447997

Professor Ziauddin Sardar
British Muslim author – Visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies, Department of Arts Policy and Management at City University, London

Balti Britain; A Journey Through the British Asian Experience
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN-10: 1862079315
ISBN-13: 978-1862079311
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