Date of Award
Master of Arts
Maury, Poverty, Representation, Talk Television, Trash Television, Underclass
Maury is a trash-talk television show that has presented American viewers with depictions of deceit, denials of paternity and portrayals of poverty since 1991. This thesis aims to qualitatively analyze Maury’s trashy televised depictions of the American underclass, and understand the differences between depictions of the American underclass based on immersive investigation and the way that Maury depicts the American underclass on a daytime trash-televised format.
Johns, Derrick Jr., "Drama, Low Wages, Fugitives, and Eviction: A Qualitative Analysis of the American Underclass as Presented in Books and Trash TV" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 1966.