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The peep diaries; how we're learning to love watching ourselves and our neighbors.


The peep diaries; how we're learning to love watching ourselves and our neighbors.

Niedzviecki, Hal.

City Lights Books


296 pages




This book describes "peep culture" as a rapidly emerging cultural phenomenon made possible by technological change. It is incarnated in so-called reality television, celebrity gossip sites, blogs, YouTube videos, social networking sites, and other media that are moving what was once private, from the mundane to the embarrassing, into the public sphere. In order to investigate "peep culture," the author immersed himself in virtually every aspect of it that he could, from trying out for reality television to joining every social network he could. He reports on these experiences and ruminates on the implications of "peep culture" for entertainment, society, sex, politics, and everyday life.

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Date:Nov 1, 2009
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