Mass entertainment, by Harold Mendelsohn.

New Haven, College and University Press [1966] .

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Subjects Amusement.
Culture populaire -- États-Unis.
Mass media -- United States.
Mass media.
Médias -- États-Unis.
Popular culture -- United States.
Popular culture.
United States.
Description 203 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date [1966]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-197).
Contents The attack upon entertainment : its origins, functions, and implications. Beginning from the beginning ; Why the attack on entertainment? ; Aliens in their own land ; The realities of fantasy -- The sociological functions of mass entertainment. The great American aspiration ; From the idle rich to the relaxed rich ; The supportive social roles of audiences ; Some sociological functions of the comic -- The psychological functions of mass media-derived entertainment. Some principles of pleasure ; Satisfactions and dissaticfactions ; Fantasy re-examined ; The mechanisms of fantasy ; The pleasures of laughter ; Fun, music, and adventure ; The pleasures of parasocial interaction ; Psychological gratifications summed up -- The pleasure paradigm : aeshetics, culture, and entertainment. Pathways to pleasure ; The appeals of mass entertainment vs. culture ; Mass entertainment and culture, the new symbiosis ; The entertainment dilemma -- In quest of excellence : end of a voyage. Information storage and retrieval ; The establishment of criteria of excellence for mass media-derived entertainment ; Sociological studies ; Psychological studies ; Experimentation with new forms of mass entertainment.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)9772
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Mendelsohn, Harold, 1923-
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