Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence

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CHAPTER 1. BEING STRONG.
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2. "The demon clutched a sleeping thane ...." From the edition my mother used to read to me, which I found years later on her shelf: Charles W Kennedy, trans., Beowulf, in The Literature of England, ed. George B. Woods, Homer A. Watt, and George K. Anderson (Chicago: Scott, Foresman, 1953), p. 34.
6. Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (NewYork: Random House, 1976).
7. "In March 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics ...." Advice included in "The Role of the Pediatrician in Youth Violence Prevention in Clinical Practice and at the Community Level," a policy statement published in Pediatrics (January 1999); it was reiterated in an AAP press release (March 7, 2000) that received considerably more media attention.
10. "My words are like a dagger...." Lyrics by Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), Uni/Interscope Records.
11. "Anthropologists and psychologists who study play ...." The richest and most insightful of the resources on this topic are the works of Brian Sutton-Smith, the most recent and comprehensive being The Ambiguity of Play (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997). See also his The Psychology of Play (North Stratford, N.H.: Ayer, 1976) and Play and Learning (New York: John Wiley, 1979).

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