Deconstructing the Hero: Literary Theory and Children's Literature by Margery HourihanDeconstructing the Hero: Literary Theory and Children's Literature by Margery Hourihan

Deconstructing the Hero: Literary Theory and Children's Literature

byMargery HourihanEditorMargery Hourihan

Paperback | November 6, 1997

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This book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story.Deconstructing the Herooffers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such asTreasure Island, theJames Bondstories andStar 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 Hourihanshows 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.
Title:Deconstructing the Hero: Literary Theory and Children's LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:November 6, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415141869

ISBN - 13:9780415141864

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