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Unformatted text preview: 8-27-2009What is entertainment-Entertainment is something we engage in-We consume entertainment-Entertainment is an experience-Lingua Franca “common language”oEngagementoConsumeoExperience-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 mindoFun, 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?oI t 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 defenseowe don’t want to work, thinkoEntertainment is that space of freedom to relax...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course COMM 300 at USC.