Vulture Culture presents a new and complex way of thinking about daytime television talk shows. Vulture culture is the process by which the media scavenge the personal narratives and popular discourses that make up everyday knowledge and commonsense and (re-)present them back to us as spectacle, entertainment, and information. This book explores these nuances through a probing analysis of the vast landscape of daytime television talk shows and their relation to important political, social, and economic problems. Using an approach that takes into account the multiple perspectives of political economy, cultural studies, and cultural pedagogy,
Vulture Culture provides an in-depth and well-rounded examination of this mainstay of television and media culture.