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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, Gerard, 1957-
Killing monsters.
New York : Basic Books, ©2002
(DLC) 2001052667
(OCoLC)48501128
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Jones
ISBN: 9780786723614 0786723610
OCLC Number: 811563091
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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From a veteran creator of children's entertainment, an insider's view of how even the most violent games and TV shows can help children conquer fears and develop a bold sense of self.  Read more...

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