Entertaiment and Social Change

Entertaiment is a great way to spend some time. Whether it is at a restaurant, a theater or a sporting event, entertainment can bring people together. It can also be a form of therapy or a tool for social change. However, the line between what is considered entertainment and what is not can be blurred. This is reflected in the fact that familiar themes, images and structures have demonstrated a great ability to cross over different media. For example, a whistle blowing story may be entertainment for one person but a form of activism for another.

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of TEN (Transformational Entertainment News).

Copyright 2011, Cambridge University Press.