What Is Entertaiment?

The word entertaiment relates to all forms of human recreation that are not considered work or below the dignity of humans. Entertainment can vary from an individual selecting a private form of enjoyment, such as viewing pre-recorded movies or listening to music; to a banquet adapted for two; to performances intended for a public audience, whether local or global in scope. As entertainment evolves, it often takes on the form of familiar images or structures that are remixed across different media and have the potential to be transformative in their meaning. For example, a woman who exposes her breasts in public may be perceived as entertainment by one group or culture but not by another.