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Killing Monsters
By Gerard Jones

Killing Monsters

Our Children's Need for Fantasy, Heroism and Make-believe Violence

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Killing Monsters by Gerard Jones

Book Description

Children choose their heroes more carefully than we think. From Pokemon to the rapper Eminem, pop-culture icons are not simply commercial pied pipers who practice mass hypnosis on our youth. Indeed, argues the author of this lively and persuasive paean to the power of popular culture, even trashy or violent entertainment gives children something they need, something that can help both boys and girls develop in a healthy way. Drawing on a wealth of true stories, many gleaned from the fascinating workshops he conducts, and basing his claims on extensive research, including interviews with psychologists and educators, Gerard Jones explains why validating our children's fantasies teaches them to trust their own emotions and build stronger selves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465036967
ISBN-10: 0465036961
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gerard Jones

Gerard Jones is a writer whose credits include the New York Times, Harper's, Batman and Spider-Man comics, and Pokemon cartoons. Recently, he has developed the Art & Story Workshops for children and spoken on fantasy, aggression, and the media at institutions around the country. He is the author of Honey, I'm Home: Sitcoms Selling the American Dream and The Comic Book Heroes. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

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