Caught in Play : How Entertainment Works on You / Peter G. Stromberg.
- Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 
1 online resource (232 pages)
- Amusements -- Social aspects.
Play -- Social aspects.
Recreation -- Social aspects.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- 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, 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.
1. Caught Up in the Game
2. Romantic Realism
3. Romanticism and the Birth of Consumer Culture
4. Role Playing
5. Looking Under the Hood
6. Meta-Action (the Bird's-Eye View)
7. Romance and the Romantic
8. Play and Agency in Legal Drug Use
9. The Oscillation Between Boredom and Stimulation
10. Entertainment and Our Understanding of the Self
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
- De Gruyter.
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1515/9780804771276 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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