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Heroes and villains

Author: Mike Alsford
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mike Alsford introduces us to a whole range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey through film, television, comic books and literature. In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain we are made more aware of our own ethical standards, and given a space in which to explore contemporary concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad."--BOOK JACKET.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alsford, Mike.
Heroes and villains.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)647382850
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Alsford
ISBN: 9781932792928 1932792929
OCLC Number: 72871194
Description: xi, 158 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Myth and imagination --
The outsider : heroes and otherness --
With great power comes great responsibility --
Villains, monsters, and evil masterminds --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Heroes & villains
Responsibility: Mike Alsford.
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"Mike Alsford introduces us to a whole range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey through film, television, comic books and literature. In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain we are made more aware of our own ethical standards, and given a space in which to explore contemporary concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad."--BOOK JACKET.

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