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Entertainment and Society

Influences, Impacts, and Innovations

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Entertainment and Society by Shay Sayre
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The second edition of this innovative textbook introduces students to the ways that society shapes our many forms of entertainment and in turn, how entertainment shapes society. Entertainment and Society examines a broad range of types of entertainment that we enjoy in our daily lives -- covering new areas like sports, video games, gambling, theme parks, travel, and shopping, as well as traditional entertainment media such as film, television, and print. A primary emphasis is placed on the impact of technological and cultural convergence on innovation and the influence of contemporary entertainment. The authors begin with a general overview of the study of entertainment, introducing readers to various ways of understanding leisure and play, and then go on to trace a brief history of the development of entertainment from its live forms through mediated technology. Subsequent chapters review a broad range of theories and research and provide focused discussions of the relationship between entertainment and key societal factors including economics and commerce, culture, law, politics, ethics, advocacy and technology. The authors conclude by highlighting innovations and emerging trends in live and mediated entertainment and exploring their implications for the future. The new edition features updated examples and pedagogical features throughout including text boxes, case studies, student activities, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading.

Author Biography

Shay Sayre is Professor Emeritus of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. Cynthia King is Associate Professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton.
Release date Australia
February 25th, 2010
Contributor
Foreword by Jennings Bryant
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
60 Halftones, black and white; 56 Tables, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
574
Dimensions
178x254x33
ISBN-13
9780415998079
Product ID
3664924

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