A Necessary Fantasy?: The Heroic Figure in Children's Popular Culture

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Dudley Jones, Tony Watkins
Psychology Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 410 pages
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This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television.
  

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Contents

Cinderella Was a Tricksterand
21
Female Heroes in Pony Stories
51
Good Citizenship and Girls in British
73
Nancy Drew as Woman Hero
87
Ideology Popular Film
111
BigglesHero of the Air
137
Dan Dare and the 1950s 1
153
Fiction Ideology
177
An Enduring Legend
251
The Case of Turtle Power
267
Flawed or Fledgling Hero?
291
Dahl The Marvellous Boy
309
Steven Spielbergs
327
Heroes and SNAGs in Fiction
343
Doctor Who Text and Genre
363
Contributors
395

British Imperialism and the Reproduction
207
Get Ready for Action Reading Action Man Toys
231

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