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The Entertainment functions of television / sponsored by the Social Science Research Council ; edited by Percy H. Tannenbaum.

; Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Television and Social Behavior
Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1980.
ISBN 9780898590135, 0898590132

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Other Authors Tannenbaum, Percy H., 1927-
Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Television and Social Behavior.
Subjects Psychologische aspecten.
Televisie.
Television -- Psychological aspects -- Congresses.
Television -- Psychological aspects.
Télévision -- Aspect psychologique -- Congrès.
Description ix, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Papers based on a conference organized by the Committee on Television and Social Behavior of the Social Science Research Council.
Contents An unstructured introduction to an amorphous area / Percy Tannenbaum -- Entertainment as a sociological enterprise / Harold Mendelsohn and H.T. Spetnagel -- The power and limitations of television: a cognitive-affective analysis / Jerome L. Singer -- The audience as critic: a conceptual analysis of television entertainment / Hilde T. Himmelweit, Betty Swift, and Marianne E. Jaeger --Entertainment as vicarious emotional experience / Percy H. Tannenbaum -- Anatomy of suspense / Dolf Zillmann -- Humor and catharsis: the effect of comedy on audiences / Thomas H. Scheff and Stephen C. Scheele -- Toward the integration of entertainment and educational functions of television: the role of humor / Paul E. McGhee -- Television news as entertainment / Leo Bogart.
Genre Conference proceedings.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5726127
(OCoLC)ocm05726127
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