Our Superheroes, Ourselves (Hardback)
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Our Superheroes, Ourselves (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 01/08/2013
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Superhero fans can be found everywhere, from the teeming halls of Comic Con to suburban movie theaters and the young children captivated by their first comic books to the die-hard collectors of vintage memorabilia. Why are so many people fascinated by superheroes? In this thoughtful, engaging, and intelligent collection, editor Robin Rosenberg - psychologist, writer, and well-known expert on the psychology of superheroes - compiles essays by some of the world's leading scholars to address our relationships with superheroes (and supervillains) as well as the humanity of superheroes. How do characters and stories reflect human nature? Are superhero stories moral or immoral? How do superheroes' work lives compare to our work lives? What is the role of justice in superhero worlds? Finally, are superhero stories good for us? These questions and many more are addressed in this illuminating new book.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199765812
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 185 x 133 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Dr. Rosenberg has given readers a collection of insightful and thought-provoking writings that enhance the myths we have embraced. These essays expand our understanding of our society as well as our understanding of who we are." -- New York Journal of Books


"OUR SUPERHEROES, OURSELVES is a fantastic collection of well developed studies and topics."
Ideas like Bullets


"This is a focused effort that advances understanding of comics from a psychological perspective. While the editors make it clear that the book will not provide any definitive answer, the wide-ranging chapters push scholars to investigate superheroes and supervillans as cultureal evidence about who we were in the past and are today. These two books are important works in a burgeoning field." -A.W. Austin, Misercordia University, CHOICE




"Dr. Rosenberg has given readers a collection of insightful and thought-provoking writings that enhance the myths we have embraced. These essays expand our understanding of our society as well as our understanding of who we are." -- New York Journal of Books


"OUR SUPERHEROES, OURSELVES is a fantastic collection of well developed studies and topics."

Ideas like Bullets


"This is a focused effort that advances understanding of comics from a psychological perspective. While the editors make it clear that the book will not provide any definitive answer, the wide-ranging chapters push scholars to investigate superheroes and supervillans as cultureal evidence about who we were in the past and are today. These two books are important works in a burgeoning field." -A.W. Austin, Misercordia University, CHOICE


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