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Today’s entertainment target particular groups of people basing on modalities such as gender, age, occupation, social standards and even physical abilities. Sadly, today’s fast growing entertainment industry has not come without its share of blame, particularly with regard to culture erosion. Here, culture is taken as the collective belief, customs, and social behaviors of a particular people in a given geographical region. Such is the case that culture function as a tool to identify a group of people simply put as “ totality of a people socially transmitted pattern of thought, manifested in the way they live, worship, relate with each other and perceive humanity” (Macionis & Linda 53). Entertainment is an important part of every culture, a factor that makes it part of both the past and today and even future generations. Such is the case that as the world changes so doe’s entertainment with its effect which is usually reflected on culture, sometimes in harmful ways. This works details Entertainment impact on culture which is often depicted by audience thought of the people involved, the communication style used, and content of the entertainment, place and time of the entertainment. Generally, audiences are influenced through entertainment into taking new patterns of socializing, thinking and response to inter-cultural communication.
Entertainment results to culture clash, an effect that is experience across the globe, particularly following the internet era. Here, cultural interactions in the name of intertainment have resulted to a wide range of outcome, some good and others bad. For instance, Pop culture, widely associated with American entertainment industry is a trend that attracted large audience across America and other regions of the world. This culture that is associated with particular consumer clothing,
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As a result, culture is an imperative parameter in society through its significant effect on children. Generally, the effects of culture on children cover a wide spectrum of parameters including children’s cognitive development, learning, and social growth.
Naturally, the television itself has existed in widespread usage for over half a century. However, the revolution of the Internet has shifted the focus and the available means by which individuals can entertain themselves within the current environment. As a function of this fundamental shift, realizing that the Internet has a profound effect upon the way in which people are passing their time and entertaining themselves is not, in and of itself, a sufficient level of realization.
This is to say that too much television exposure to a child at this age may affect brain development (Datta 119). This is because as the child grows it affects their health and social development. It damages their creativity and the sense of imagination. Parents assume that children will choose good programmes to watch; unfortunately, they spend more time in the television watching unproductive programmes (Voort 32).
Thus, human history remains replete with instances of violent behavior including genocides, ritualistic sacrifices, “torture and mutilation,” death penalty, “rape as the spoils or war,” slavery etc (Pinker 1). Similarly, in human civilizations across the world, violence has always been touted as an “eternal theme in literature, art” and entertainment as well as other forms of creative expressions (Heins 2).
Games have been part of humanity since time immemorial. Scholars from different fields of endeavor have been intrigued by the development of games from their simplest form to the most complex games of today.
Culture provides the moral standard that governs our way of living. In the world we are living in, individuals can belong to many groups but what matters most is the need to cooperate with individuals in other groups practicing a different culture
With the dawn of globalization, however, cultural variety and distinguishing characteristics are vanishing; giving rise to a monoculture common to all. While this may be a harbinger of unity and relatedness among all people of the world, it also damages the unique cultural identities they once took pride in.
Globalization should both be taken as a curse and a blessing to humanity as it has its merits and demerits. It has appeared as a change in the lives of their people, their thought patterns and logic of imaginative expression. For example, maintaining the religious traditions and protecting social institutions are some of these global pressures.
. Popular culture can be defined as ways and means of life that are communicated by messages that have little or no intellectual and aesthetic demands through content that is designed purposefully for amusement and entertainment. Popular culture includes music, sports, and other activities that have huge audiences.