09 April 2006

Killing Monsters by Gerard Jones

A very interesting argument that violence in popular media (TV, film, computer games, comics, music) is not harmful to children but actually a way of learning to deal with life.

Very anecdotal, rather than scientific, but Jones makes a good argument and basically makes sense. Lots of good thinking on how and why these things appeal to young people (which often applies just as much to adults, really).

He's done a lot of work with kids of varoius ages in schools, and it seems that a lot of what he's saying is based on what they are telling him they get from popular media.
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