Caught in Play: How Entertainment Works on You Peter Stromberg

ISBN: 9780804761109

Published: May 28th 2009

Hardcover

232 pages


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Caught in Play: How Entertainment Works on You  by  Peter Stromberg

Caught in Play: How Entertainment Works on You by Peter Stromberg
May 28th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 232 pages | ISBN: 9780804761109 | 8.21 Mb

Most of us have become so immersed in a book or game or movie that the activity temporarily assumed a profound significance and the outside world began to fade. Although we are likely to enjoy these experiences in the realm of entertainment, weMoreMost of us have become so immersed in a book or game or movie that the activity temporarily assumed a profound significance and the outside world began to fade. Although we are likely to enjoy these experiences in the realm of entertainment, we rarely think about what effect they might be having on us. Precisely because it is so pervasive, entertainment is difficult to understand and even to talk about.To understand the social role of entertainment, Caught in Play looks closely at how we engage entertainment and at the ideas and practices it creates and sustains.

Though entertainment is for fun, it does not follow that it is trivial in its effect on our lives. As this work reveals, entertainment generates commitments to values we are not always willing to acknowledge: values of pleasure, self-indulgence, and consumption.For more information, please visit www.caughtinplay.com.



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