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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.
Imprint New York : Basic Books, [2002]

Subject Mass media and children.
Fantasy in mass media.
Monsters in mass media.
Heroes in mass media.
Violence in mass media.
Description 1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Bibliography Note 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.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780786723614 (electronic bk.)
0786723610 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 811563091
Additional Format Print version: Jones, Gerard, 1957- Killing monsters. New York : Basic Books, ©2002 0465036961 (DLC) 2001052667 (OCoLC)48501128