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Killing Monsters By Gerard Jones

Killing Monsters

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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.
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Killing Monsters: Our Children's Need For Fantasy, Heroism, and Make-Believe Violence by Gerard Jones

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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About 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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CIN000110197
Killing Monsters: Our Children's Need For Fantasy, Heroism, and Make-Believe Violence by Gerard Jones
Gerard Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2003-05-06
272
0465036961
9780465036967
N/A
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