Deconstructing the Hero
Literary Theory and Children's Literature
By (author) Margery Hourihan
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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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415141864
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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.
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