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Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence

Author: Gerard Jones
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An apologist for comic book and video game violence argues that both are essential for young people as they seek to develop a powerful sense of self in the modern era.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Gerard, 1957-
Killing monsters.
New York : Basic Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)646942842
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Jones
ISBN: 0465036953 9780465036950 9780465036967 0465036961
OCLC Number: 48501128
Description: x, 261 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Being strong --
2. Seeing what we're prepared to see --
3. The magic wand --
4. The good fight --
5. Girl power --
6. Calming the storm --
7. Fantasy and reality--
8. The courage to change --
9. Vampire slayers --
10. Shooters --
11. Model, mirror, and mentor --
12. Not so alone --
13. Growing up.
Responsibility: Gerard Jones ; foreword by Lynn Ponton.
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