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Entertainment for young generation of women

Author(s): Andrzej Zwoliński
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Media studies, Recent History (1900 till today), Sociology of Culture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie
Keywords: woman; entertainment; stimulants; ludic character;

Summary/Abstract: According to researches the participants of an omnipresent popular culture experience two kinds of pleasure: direct, sensual and ecstatic pleasure and a distanced one, which is discursive in character and is available to people with sophisticated tastes. Popular culture is now becoming a way of fulfilling the needs and desires of individuals. Its unique feature is its mass scale. Various stimulants are a factor that enhances entertaining lifestyle for women. Modern woman is seen as independent and integral. She has been perceived in an almost complete isolation from man since the beginning of the twentieth century. She seeks to obtain the rights that were previously only available to him. Femininity has gained new features of a different quality than in previous centuries. The woman discovers that she is strong, determined and free from weaknesses. Strength is her asset. She becomes aware of her desires and aspirations, which is also revealed in her choice of entertainment. The models of femininity propagated by the media are schematic and simplistic. They do not allow individual desires, aspirations and beliefs.

  • Issue Year: 8/2016
  • Issue No: 1 (14)
  • Page Range: 57-70
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish