Deconstructing the Hero
Literary Theory and Children's Literature
By (author) Margery Hourihan
Normal Price: $91.99
Your Price: $82.79 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.14 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Deconstructing the Hero by Margery Hourihan
Book DescriptionThis book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story. Deconstructing the Hero offers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such as Treasure Island , the James Bond stories and Star Wars. The book describes how adventure stories are influential in shaping children's perception and establishing values. When many of these stories define non-white, non-European people as inferior, and women as marginal or incapable, we should be worried about what they are teaching our children to think. Margery Hourihan shows how teaching children to read books critically can help to prevent the establishment of negative attitudes, discourage aggression and promote values of emotion and creativity.
Buy Deconstructing the Hero book by Margery Hourihan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780415141864
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margery Hourihan
Deconstructing the Hero, Hardback (September 1997)» View all books by Margery Hourihan
This book sets out to explore the structure and meaning of a popular literary genre, the adventure story. It contains analytical readings of some of the most popular adventure stories and looks at their influence on children.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Deconstructing the Hero book by Margery Hourihan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.