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The Resource Entertainment values : how do we assess entertainment and why does it matter?, Stephen Harrington, editor

Entertainment values : how do we assess entertainment and why does it matter?, Stephen Harrington, editor

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Entertainment values : how do we assess entertainment and why does it matter?
Title
Entertainment values
Title remainder
how do we assess entertainment and why does it matter?
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Harrington, editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection brings together the work of a range of scholars from around the world with different perspectives on one simple question: How can we assess the value of various entertainment products and forms? Entertainment is everywhere. The industries that produce it earn billions of dollars each year and employ hundreds of thousands of people. Its pervasiveness means almost everyone has something to say about entertainment, too, whether it be our opinion on the latest Hollywood blockbuster, a new celebrity couple, or our concerns over its place in the world of politics. And yet, in spite of its significance, entertainment has too-often been dismissed with surprising ease within the academy as a ‘mindless’, ‘lowbrow’ – even ‘dangerous’ – form of culture, and therefore unworthy of serious appraisal (let alone praise). Entertainment Values challenges this assumption, offering a better understanding of what entertainment is, why we should take it seriously, as well as helping us to appreciate the significant and complex impact it has on our culture
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Dewey number
306.48
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Harrington, Stephen,
Series statement
Palgrave entertainment industries
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Entertainment values : how do we assess entertainment and why does it matter?, Stephen Harrington, editor
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. How can we value entertainment? And, why does it matter? Stephen Harrington -- 2. What is Entertainment? The value of industry definitions: Christy Collis.-3. From toyetic to toyesis: the cultural value of merchandising: Jason Bainbridge -- 4. Screaming on a Ride To Nowhere: What Roller Coasters Teach Us about Being Human: Dana Anderson and Malcolm Burt.-5. Entertainment for the Mind, Body and Spirit: Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren.-6. Talking Miley: The Value of Celebrity Gossip: Toija Cinque and Sean Redmond -- 7. MasterChef Australia: educating and empowering through entertainment: Katherine Kirkwood -- 8. Public and private adolescent lives: the educational value of entertainment: Pilar Lacasa, Laura Méndez and Sara Cortés -- 9 From Moomba to The Dreaming: Indigenous Australia, Popular Music and Cultural Reconciliation: Andrew King -- 10. Entering The Newsroom: The Sociocultural Value of ‘Semi-Fictional’ Entertainment and Popular Communication Chris Peters -- 11 What if ‘journalism’ is the problem?: Entertainment and the ‘de-mediatization’ of politics: Stephen Harrington -- 12 Spoof videos: Entertainment and Alternative Memory in China: Henry Siling Li -- 13. Decoding Memes: Barthes’ Punctum, Feminist Standpoint Theory, and the Political Significance of #YesAllWomen: Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner -- 14. Why I wasn’t interested in Hitchcock until I turned 40: Valuing films as entertainment: Alan McKee -- 15. Fluff, frivolity and the fabulous Samantha Jones: Representations of public relations in entertainment: Ella Chorazy and Stephen Harrington -- 16. From Deep Throat to Don Jon: the pornographication of cinematic entertainment: Brian McNair -- 17 To Understand the Futures of Filmgoing, We Must Know Its Histories: Henry Jenkins --
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on1001287893
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Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781137472908
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unknown
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SpringerLink
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001287893
Label
Entertainment values : how do we assess entertainment and why does it matter?, Stephen Harrington, editor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. How can we value entertainment? And, why does it matter? Stephen Harrington -- 2. What is Entertainment? The value of industry definitions: Christy Collis.-3. From toyetic to toyesis: the cultural value of merchandising: Jason Bainbridge -- 4. Screaming on a Ride To Nowhere: What Roller Coasters Teach Us about Being Human: Dana Anderson and Malcolm Burt.-5. Entertainment for the Mind, Body and Spirit: Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren.-6. Talking Miley: The Value of Celebrity Gossip: Toija Cinque and Sean Redmond -- 7. MasterChef Australia: educating and empowering through entertainment: Katherine Kirkwood -- 8. Public and private adolescent lives: the educational value of entertainment: Pilar Lacasa, Laura Méndez and Sara Cortés -- 9 From Moomba to The Dreaming: Indigenous Australia, Popular Music and Cultural Reconciliation: Andrew King -- 10. Entering The Newsroom: The Sociocultural Value of ‘Semi-Fictional’ Entertainment and Popular Communication Chris Peters -- 11 What if ‘journalism’ is the problem?: Entertainment and the ‘de-mediatization’ of politics: Stephen Harrington -- 12 Spoof videos: Entertainment and Alternative Memory in China: Henry Siling Li -- 13. Decoding Memes: Barthes’ Punctum, Feminist Standpoint Theory, and the Political Significance of #YesAllWomen: Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner -- 14. Why I wasn’t interested in Hitchcock until I turned 40: Valuing films as entertainment: Alan McKee -- 15. Fluff, frivolity and the fabulous Samantha Jones: Representations of public relations in entertainment: Ella Chorazy and Stephen Harrington -- 16. From Deep Throat to Don Jon: the pornographication of cinematic entertainment: Brian McNair -- 17 To Understand the Futures of Filmgoing, We Must Know Its Histories: Henry Jenkins --
Control code
on1001287893
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137472908
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001287893

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