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Author Jones, Gerard, 1957-

Title Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence / Gerard Jones ; foreword by Lynn Ponton.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2002]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  302.234 JON    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  303.6083 JON    AVAILABLE
 Graves-Hume PL Adult Non Fiction - GVHY-12  303.6 JON (PARENTING)    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  303.6 JON    AVAILABLE
 Putnam County SD 535 - HS Adult Non-Fiction - PCHG-8  303.6 JON    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  303.6083 JON    AVAILABLE
 South Beloit PL Stacks - SBLY-11  303.6 JON    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  302.23083 JON    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  302.23083 JON    AVAILABLE
Description x, 261 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-250) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Audience 1270L Lexile
Subject Mass media and children.
Fantasy in mass media.
Monsters in mass media.
Heroes in mass media.
Violence in mass media.
Médias et enfants.
Fantastique dans les médias.
Monstres dans les médias.
Héros dans les médias.
Violence dans les médias.
Fantasy in mass media. (OCoLC)fst00920851
Heroes in mass media. (OCoLC)fst00955585
Mass media and children. (OCoLC)fst01011332
Monsters in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01025761
Violence in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01167284
Psychologische aspecten.
Other Form: Online version: Jones, Gerard, 1957- Killing monsters. New York : Basic Books, ©2002 (OCoLC)646942842
ISBN 0465036953

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