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Confusing realities: from the documentary straight to the reality show.

Abstract in spanish

An American Family, a TV show released in the United States in 1973, is considered the first reality show. A successful media formula, based on real-life documentaries and cultural anthropology, has recreated the melodrama and without any modesty is discussing our ideas about reality.

Keywords: reality,anthropology,Documentary,American Family.
Author: Francisco Gallardo Ibáñez. Antropólogo. Museo chileno de Arte Precolombino.
Received: January 05th, 2004, Accepted: July 07th, 2004
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 4 - Santiago, julio 2004 - 43/50 pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.