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Caught in play : how entertainment works on you

Author: Peter G Stromberg
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
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Stromberg (anthropology, U. of Tulsa) explores the effects of entertainment on values of pleasure, self-indulgence and consumption and notes the ease in which fans succumb to media ideas and practices. Written for students and scholars, this book explains the links between romantic realism and consumer culture and examines the writings of noted social theorists to reveal how entertainment has replaced rituals in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stromberg, Peter G.
Caught in play.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)653029639
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Stromberg
ISBN: 9780804761109 0804761108 9780804761116 0804761116
OCLC Number: 257556294
Description: xii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Caught up in the game --
Romantic realism --
Romanticism and the birth of consumer culture --
Role-playing --
Looking under the hood --
Meta-action (the bird's-eye view) --
Romance and the romantic --
Play and agency in legal drug use --
The oscillation between boredom and stimulation --
Entertainment and our understanding of the self.
Responsibility: Peter G. Stromberg.

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Caught in Play reveals that though we engage stories, games, and images for fun, it does not follow that entertainment is trivial in its effect on our lives.  Read more...

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