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An interesting look at monsters in a sort of social psychology context It includes a lot of history and is interesting despite sort of social psychology context It includes a lot of history and is interesting despite a bit like a text book This is a eread but confirms how much I love this far eaching compendium of the many ways we scare and soothe ourselves through our stories songs and lore The section on lullabies alone is worth the scare and soothe ourselves through our stories songs and lore The section on lullabies alone is worth the Took me some time to finish this book Apparently while I love fairy tales and learning about them I have significantly less attachment to the monsters of storytelling There is a lot of good information in this book and I particularly liked the making mock section Warners thoughts On Fear And The Varied fear and the varied eactions to it were thought provoking I learned a great deal and am glad I The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, read it 35 stars in actuality but I dather veer on the 4 than the 3 because there is good stuff here just you have to trawl through a lot to uncover itDivided into 3 parts bogeyman lulling and making mock the book studies the cultural history of monstersbogeymen based around our infantileprimitive fears Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness round food both hunger and the fear of being devouredconsumed in the form of gross giants or ca. No Go the Bogeyman considers the enduring presence and popularity of figures of male terror establishing their origins in mythology and their currentelation to ideas about sexuality and power youth and age Songs stories images and films about frightening monsters have always been invented to allay the very terror. ,
Nnibals Then sections 2 3 look at how we defang these fears through lull aby and taking the piss out of it I thought the Lull section was the most interesting probably as Warner herself says because it is the least studied of the 3 so provided fresh insights The bogeyman I found unfocused and overwhelmed by its esearch I couldn t as so often with these type of books bringing in some many different styles of cultural artefact evidence eally pick out the argument other than a epetition of the themes of giants cannibalism and ogres Section a epetition of the themes of giants cannibalism and ogres Section also seemed uite narrow and yet diffuse at cannibalism and ogres Section also seemed uite narrow and yet diffuse at same time with a whole chapter on the humble banana s ole in humour and subversion only undercut in times of actual shortage of the foodstuff all of which I felt was both obvious could have been said in a paragraph not a whole chapter and somewhat stretching the point of mock And yet within this section was also a valuable slant into the difference between laughing at someone and laughing with them when Warner points out that authorities fear and persecute parodists and satirists when the audience are laughing with the comics ather than comedy that just. S that our sleep of eason conjures up Warner
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how these and stories while they may unfold along different lines scaring lulling or making mock have the strategic simultaneous purpose of both arousing and controlling the underlying fear In analysis of material long overlooked by cultural critics histori. Picks on unfortunate people who the audience laughs at as other or victim or outsider A mixed bag but if you e dedicated there are some useful ideas evealed here Ugh I eally worked hard on this book I chose to ead it because it was supposed to explore within mythology and storytelling our age old outmoded notions about masculine identity and about acial stereotyping and warns Us Of The Dangerous Unthinking Ways We Perpetuate The BogeymanDoes of the dangerous unthinking ways we perpetuate the bogeymanDoes I don t know I ead at least 250 pages that boiled down to one idea Cannibalism finds its way into mythology folklore folk traditions and art Cannibalism finds its way into mythology folklore folk traditions and art but why 250 pages just to say that over and over again I got it the first time One eviewer nailed the problem I think It s as though the author found so many examples that she couldn t help but stuff them all into the book It became mind numbingThis book also has whole paragraphs without a topic sentence and chapters that just don t add anything to the main thesis And Letters to Rollins racism and masculinity I didn t see those discussions anywhereAnyway I do give it two stars as a hard core enthusiast may slog their way through it but I can tecommend it otherwise. Ans and even psychologists Warner Britain, Europe And The Third World revises our understanding of storytelling in our contemporary culture She asks us toeconsider the unintended conseuences of our age old outmoded notions about masculine identity and about acial stereotyping and warns conseuences of our age old outmoded notions about masculine identity and about acial stereotyping and warns of the dangerous unthinking ways we perpetuate the bogeyman.