{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

plato, 8-27-09

plato, 8-27-09 - What is entertainment Entertainment is...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
8-27-2009 What is entertainment - Entertainment is something we engage in - We consume entertainment - Entertainment is an experience - Lingua Franca “common language” o Engagement o Consume o Experience - Entertainment is the greatest export from America to the rest of the world - Entertainment defines us as individuals and as a nation - There is not one theory to make sense of entertainment - Entertainment is all about power - Not paying attention to entertainment can be a problem - Entertainment is an agreeable state of mind o Fun, distraction, etc - Entertainment can be a powerful tool of propaganda - Contradictions- can be a problem if not noticed, but helpful if we do - Are politicians and politics not also consumed/ produced? o It is about entertainment - Is the media an “empire of allusion” - All of this really boils down to morality - Richard Dyer - when you ask people to define entertainment, their likes and dislikes , the response is usally one of defense o we don’t want to work, think o
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}