The aesthetic system of entertainment

McKee, Alan (2012) The aesthetic system of entertainment. In McKee, Alan, Collis, Christy, & Hamley, Ben (Eds.) Entertainment Industries: Entertainment as a Cultural System. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 9-19.

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Entertainment Industries is the first book to map entertainment as a cultural system. Including work from world-renowned analysts such as Henry Jenkins and Jonathan Gray, this innovative collection explains what entertainment is and how it works.

Entertainment is audience-centred culture. The Entertainment Industries are a uniquely interdisciplinary collection of evolving businesses that openly monitor evolving cultural trends and work within them. The producers of entertainment – central to that practice– are the new artists. They understand audiences and combine creative, business and legal skills in order to produce cultural products that cater to them.

Entertainment Industries describes the characteristics of entertainment, the systems that produce it, and the role of producers and audiences in its development, as well as explaining the importance of this area of study, and how it might be better integrated into Universities.

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ID Code: 47215
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This book was originally published as a special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies.
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Keywords: media , entertainment, cultural system
ISBN: 978-0-415-68104-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Routledge.
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2011 23:52
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 06:31

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