Summary: 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 & 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. The authors begin with ...show more 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 introduce discussion of audience research and media effects, and then provide focused overviews of particular areas of live and mediated entertainment.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. A companion website supports the book with additional student and instructor resources. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 10
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