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Entertainment, a cross-cultural examination / edited, with an introduction and a select bibliography, by Heinz-Dietrich Fischer and Stefan Reinhard Melnik.

; Melnik, Stefan R
New York : Hastings House, [1979] .
ISBN 0803819455, 0803819463

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Other Authors Fischer, Heinz Dietrich, 1937-
Melnik, Stefan R.
Subjects Amusement.
Arts du spectacle.
Aufsatzsammlung.
Mass media and the arts.
Massacommunicatie.
Massenmedien.
Médias et art.
Performing arts.
Unterhaltung.
Series Communication arts books.
Humanistic studies in the communication arts.
Description xxi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-319) and index.
Also issued online.
Contents [Part I. Entertainment in context] Entertainment -- an underestimated central function of communication / Heinz-Dietrich Fisher -- [Part II. Continuity in entertainment] Studio audience for television situation comedies / Paul Taylor. Romantic fiction and its readers / Peter H. Mann. Story-teller and mass media in Iran / Karzem Motamed-Nejad. Television drama and Japanese culture with special emphasis on historical drama / Tetsuo Makita. Traditional folk forms in India and their use in national development / Shyam Parmar. Comments on the functional change of television viewing as a leisure pursuit / Jurgen Huther -- [Part III. Entertainment and theory] Mass media -- the playground for grown-ups / Wilmont Haacke. "Socius" function of the press / Hendricus Johannes Prakke. Ludenic theory of newsreading / William Stephenson. Ludenic function of advertising / David Victoroff. Mass entertainment in perspective : the need for a theory of the middle range / Sinclair Goodlad -- Audience for mass leisure / David C. Chaney, Judith H. Chaney. "Uses and gratifications" approach in the study of "entertainment" and leisure use / Stefan R. Melnik. Study of the mass communications and cultural establishments in the USSR. Some results of sociological research / Nikolai Sergeyevitch Mansurov -- [Part IV. Social and political relevance of entertainment] Popular literature in dependent society : the case of colonial Hong Kong / Klaus Mading. TV etchings in the mind of Latin Americans : conservatism, materialism, and conformism / Luis Ramiro Beltran S. Some aspects of the interaction of the British entertainment media with contemporary race relations / Charles Husband. From cooperation to quasi-congruency -- interdependencies between the Olympic Games and television / Heinz-Dietrich Fischer. Misunderstood best-seller : the social function of entertainment literature / Peter Kaupp -- [Part V. Economics and production of entertainment] Economics and structure of the record and tape industry : the example of West Germany / Werner Zeppenfeld. Television and film production strategies in the European Community / Vincent Porter. Contexts of creativity in television drama : an exploratory study in Britain / Graham Murdock, James D. Halloran -- Light music and the radio listener / Gerhard Schmidtchen. Why television entertainment, for whom and how? / Gunter Rohrbach. Some aspects of entertainment theory and practice / Istvan Petur.
Genre Aufsatzsammlung.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4591612
(OCoLC)ocm04591612
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