What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is the collection of all the ways people have chosen to amuse themselves. Throughout history, entertainment has transcended media and kept audiences engaged, enthralled, and diverted. This broad and dynamic category of popular culture has an almost limitless capacity for transformation, resulting in the re-use of familiar themes, images, and structures across multiple platforms. It is an incredibly rich and diverse source of cultural information that can be used to understand the nature of social change and communication in our modern world.

The word “entertainment” derives from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, derived from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold.