The Law of Superheroes

Author: James Daily,Ryan Davidson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101600411

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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An intriguing and entertaining look at how America’s legal system would work using the world of comic books. The dynamic duo behind the popular website LawAndTheMultiverse.com breaks down even the most advanced legal concepts for every self-proclaimed nerd. James Daily and Ryan Davidson—attorneys by day and comic enthusiasts all of the time—have clearly found their vocation, exploring the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers down to the most deliciously trivial detail. The Law of Superheroes asks and answers crucial speculative questions about everything from constitutional law and criminal procedure to taxation, intellectual property, and torts, including: Could Superman sue if someone exposed his true identity as Clark Kent? Are members of the Legion of Doom vulnerable to prosecution under RICO? Do the heirs of a superhero who comes back from the dead get to keep their inherited property after their loved one is resurrected? Does it constitute “cruel and unusual punishment” to sentence an immortal like Apocalypse to life in prison without the possibility of parole? Engaging, accessible, and teaching readers about the law through fun hypotheticals, The Law of Superheroes is a must-have for legal experts, comic nerds, and anyone who will ever be called upon to practice law in the comic multiverse.
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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes

Harnessing Our Power to Change The World

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006205967X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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“DeepakChopra has developed his own unique form of complementary, mind-body medicine.”—U.S. News & World Report Theworld needs heroes, and, as spiritual authority Deepak Chopra demonstrates inthis gripping and deeply perceptive meditation on our potential to excel, everyone of us possesses the power to help save the planet—and the strength to claimour best possible lives. For readers who draw inspiration from comic books andmovies like Ironman, The Uncanny X-Men, and Superman, forthe Peter Parkers who wonder how to unlock their inner Spider-man, Choprailluminates the path to becoming a spiritual superhero, teaching us how towield the great power of the human heart to work real changes in ourselves andin the world around us.
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The Mythology of the Superhero

Author: Andrew R. Bahlmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476625182

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Superheroes have been an integral part of popular society for decades and have given rise to a collective mythology familiar in popular culture worldwide. Though scholars and fans have recognized and commented on this mythology, its structure has gone largely unexplored. This book provides a model and lexicon for identifying the superhero mythos. The author examines the myth in several narratives—including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Arrow and Beowulf—and discusses such diverse characters as Batman, Wolverine, Invincible and John Constantine.
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The Science of Superheroes

Author: Patricia Hutchison

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1680776622

Category: Comic strip characters

Page: 48

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Superhero stories may be fictional, but many are based in scientific principles. The Science of Superheroesexamines the science that comic book and movie-script writers build upon when creating their most fantastic stories. Easy-to-read text and vivid images bring this subject to life. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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Reading Comics

Language, Culture, and the Concept of the Superhero in Comic Books

Author: Mila Bongco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317776321

Category: History

Page: 238

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Fictional Christopher Nolan

Author: Todd McGowan

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292742789

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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From Memento and Insomnia to the Batman films, The Prestige, and Inception, lies play a central role in every Christopher Nolan film. Characters in the films constantly find themselves deceived by others and are often caught up in a vast web of deceit that transcends any individual lies. The formal structure of a typical Nolan film deceives spectators about the events that occur and the motivations of the characters. While Nolan's films do not abandon the idea of truth altogether, they show us how truth must emerge out of the lie if it is not to lead us entirely astray. The Fictional Christopher Nolan discovers in Nolan's films an exploration of the role that fiction plays in leading to truth. Through close readings of all the films through Inception, Todd McGowan demonstrates that the fiction or the lie comes before the truth, and this priority forces us to reassess our ways of thinking about the nature of truth. Indeed, McGowan argues that Nolan's films reveal the ethical and political importance of creating fictions and even of lying. While other filmmakers have tried to discover truth through the cinema, Nolan is the first filmmaker to devote himself entirely to the fictionality of the medium, and McGowan discloses how Nolan uses its tendency to deceive as the basis for a new kind of philosophical filmmaking. He shows how Nolan's insistence on the priority of the fiction aligns his films with Hegel's philosophy and understands Nolan as a thoroughly Hegelian filmmaker.
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The Law for Comic Book Creators

Essential Concepts and Applications

Author: Joe Sergi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 9777

Since the creation of the comic book, cases of legal conflict and confusion have often arisen where concepts such as public domain, unincorporated entities and moral rights are involved. As a result, comics creators are frequently concerned about whether they are protecting themselves. There are many questions and no single place to find the answers—that is, until now. Entertaining as it instructs, this book seeks to provide those answers, examining the legal history of comics and presenting information in a way that is understandable to everyone. While not seeking to provide legal advice, this book presents the legal background in plain English, and looks at the stories behind the cases. Every lawsuit has a story and every case has lessons to be learned. As these lessons are explored, the reader will learn the importance of contracts, the basics of copyright and trademark, the precautions necessary when working with public domain characters and the effects of censorship.
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The Psychology of Superheroes

An Unauthorized Exploration

Author: Robin S. Rosenberg

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1933771313

Category: Psychology

Page: 259

View: 7835

Unmasking superhuman abilities and double lives, this analysis showcases nearly two dozen psychologists as their essays explore the minds of pop culture's most intriguing and daring superheroes, including Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, and the X-Men. Exposing the inner thoughts that these reclusive heroes would only dare share with trained professionals, heady experts give detailed psychoanalyses of what makes specific superheroes tick while answering such questions as Why do superheroes choose to be superheroes? Why is there so much prejudice against the X-Men mutants? What makes Spider-Man so altruistic? and Why are supervillains so aggressive? Additionally, the essays tackle why superheroes have such an enduring effect on American culture.
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Scarlet Pimpernel

Das scharlachrote Siegel

Author: Emmuska Baroness Orczy

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462411896

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Wer ist Scarlet Pimpernel?Wer verbirgt sich hinter dem Zeichen jener unscheinbaren Blume, der scharlachroten Pimpernelle? Die englische Gesellschaft am Londoner Hof hat den geheimnisvollen Unbekannten zu ihrem Helden erkoren, die Damen träumen von ihm, die Männer bewundern ihn, und einige junge Adlige folgen ihm blindlings. Die Revolutionäre im Paris von 1792 dagegen fürchten ihn; sie hassen das scharlachrote Siegel, das Zeichen des Scarlet Pimpernel, verkündet es ihnen doch, daß es dem listigen Engländer wieder einmal gelungen ist, bedrohte Aristokraten auf abenteuerliche Weise aus Paris nach England zu schmuggeln und so vor der Guillotine zu retten. Sie haben sich geschworen, Scarlet Pimpernel zu entlarven, ihn zu fangen und zu verurteilen. Für dieses Unternehmen scheinen sie auch eine einflußreiche Verbündete gefunden zu haben: die schöne Marguerite Blakeney, die aus Paris stammt und in London unglücklich verheiratet ist. Aber Scarlet Pimpernel geht seinen Häschern nicht in die Falle ...Waghalsige Abenteuer, raffinierte Intrigen und eine zauberhafte Liebesgeschichte – der Roman von Baroness Orczy ist eine unglaublich spannende Lektüre.
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Zizek and Law

Author: Laurent de Sutter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317624785

Category: Law

Page: 254

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The very first book dedicated to Slavoj Zizek’s theoretical treatment of law, this book gathers widely recognized Zizek scholars as well as legal theorists to offer a sustained analysis of the place of law in Zizek’s work. Whether it is with reference to symbolic law, psychoanalytical law, religious law, positive law, human rights, to Lacan’s, Hegel’s, or Kant’s philosophies of law, or even to Jewish or Buddhist law, Zizek returns again and again to law. And what his work offers, this volume demonstrates, is a radically new approach to law, and a rethinking of its role within the framework of radical politics. With the help of Zizek himself – who here, and for the first time, directly engages with the topic of law – this collection provides an authoritative account of ‘Zizek and law’. It will be invaluable resource for researchers and students in the fields of law, legal theory, legal philosophy, political theory, psychoanalysis, theology, and cultural studies.
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The Meaning of Superhero Comic Books

Author: Terrence R. Wandtke

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490152

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

View: 8339

For decades, scholars have been making the connection between the design of the superhero story and the mythology of the ancient folktale. Moving beyond simple comparisons and common explanations, this volume details how the workings of the superhero comics industry and the conventions of the medium have developed a culture like that of traditional epic storytelling. It chronicles the continuation of the oral/traditional culture of the early 20th century superhero industry in the endless variations on Superman and shows how Frederic Wertham’s anti-comic crusade in the mid–1950s helped make comics the most countercultural new medium of the 20th century. By revealing how contemporary superhero comics, like Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern and Warren Ellis’s The Authority, connect traditional aesthetics and postmodern theories, this work explains why the superhero comic book flourishes in the “new traditional” shape of our acutely self-conscious digital age.
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Superheroes and Philosophy

Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way

Author: Thomas V. Morris,Matt Morris,William Irwin

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812695739

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 281

View: 1559

A collection of essays by various authors that explore how superheroes deal with a variety of philosophical issues.
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Graphic Justice

Intersections of Comics and Law

Author: Thomas Giddens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317658396

Category: Law

Page: 258

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The intersections of law and contemporary culture are vital for comprehending the meaning and significance of law in today’s world. Far from being unsophisticated mass entertainment, comics and graphic fiction both imbue our contemporary culture, and are themselves imbued, with the concerns of law and justice. Accordingly, and spanning a wide variety of approaches and topics from an international array of contributors, Graphic Justice draws comics and graphic fiction into the range of critical resources available to the academic study of law. The first book to do this, Graphic Justice broadens our understanding of law and justice as part of our human world—a world that is inhabited not simply by legal concepts and institutions alone, but also by narratives, stories, fantasies, images, and other cultural articulations of human meaning. Engaging with key legal issues (including copyright, education, legal ethics, biomedical regulation, and legal personhood) and exploring critical issues in criminal justice and perspectives on international rights, law and justice—all through engagement with comics and graphic fiction—the collection showcases the vast breadth of potential that the medium holds. Graphic Justice will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students in: cultural legal studies; law and the image; law, narrative and literature; law and popular culture; cultural criminology; as well as cultural and comics studies more generally.
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Comic Art, Creativity and the Law

Author: Marc H. Greenberg

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781954933

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The creation of works of comic art, including graphic novels, comic books, cartoons and comic strips, and political cartoons, is affected, and at times limited, by a diverse array of laws, ranging from copyright law to free speech laws. This book exami
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Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy

Author: Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101327

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Harness the Therapeutic Power of the Superhero! Application of the Star Wars Adoption Narrative Emotional Literacy and the Incredible Hulk Batman and Trauma What Would Superman Do--An Adlerian Approach? With an incisive historical foreword by John Shelton Lawrence and insight from contributors such as Michael Brody, Patty Scanlon, and Roger Kaufman, Lawrence Rubin takes us on a dynamic tour of the benefits of using these icons of popular culture and fantasy in counseling and play therapy. Not only can superheroes assist in clinical work with children, but Rubin demonstrates how they can facilitate growth and change with teen and adults. Early childhood memories of how we felt pretending to have the power to save the world or our families in the face of impending danger still resonate in our adult lives, making the use of superheroes attractive as well, to the creative counselor. In presenting case studies and wisdom gleaned from practicing therapists' experience, Lawrence Rubin shows how it is possible to uncover children's secret identities, assist treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems, and inspire the journey of individuation for gay and lesbian clients, all by paying attention to our intrinsic social need for superhero fantasy and play.
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Tell to win

mit Storytelling beeindrucken, überzeugen und ans Ziel kommen

Author: Peter Guber

Publisher: Hüthig Jehle Rehm

ISBN: 9783826691270

Category:

Page: 317

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Superheroes

The Best of Philosophy and Pop Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118153472

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 9075

Explore the philosophical depths of Batman, Superman, Captain America, and your other favorite superheroes—FOR FREE! Behind the cool costumes, special powers, and unflagging determination to fight evil you’ll find fascinating philosophical questions and concerns deep in the hearts and minds of your favorite comic book heroes. Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Does Peter Parker have a good life? What can Iron Man teach us about the role of technology in society? Bringing together key chapters from books in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, this free superhero sampler engages the intellectual might of big thinkers like Aristotle and Kant to answer these questions and many others, giving you new insights on everything from whether Superman is truly an American icon to whether Wolverine is the same person when he loses his memory. Features exclusive bonus content: all-new chapters on Captain America and Thor Gives you a sneak peek at upcoming books: Avengers and Philosophy, Spider-Man and Philosophy, and Superman and Philosophy Includes superheroes from both the DC and Marvel universes: the Avengers, Batman, Captain America, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Superman, Thor, Watchmen, and the X-Men Gives you a perfect introduction to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series (learn more at www.andphilosophy.com) FOR FREE! Whether you're looking for answers or looking for fun, this classic compilation will save the day by helping you gain a deeper appreciation of your favorite comics with an introduction to basic philosophical principles.
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Dexter and Philosophy

Mind over Spatter

Author: Richard Greene,George A. Reisch,Rachel Robison

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269726X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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What explains the huge popular following for Dexter, currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by a lust to kill, ritualistically and bloodily. However his gory appetite is controlled by “Harry’s Code,” which limits his victims to those who have gotten away with murder, and his job as a blood spatter expert for the Miami police department gives him the inside track on just who those legitimate targets may be. In Dexter and Philosophy, an elite team of philosophers don their rubber gloves and put Dexter’s deeds under the microscope. Since Dexter is driven to ritual murder by his “Dark Passenger,” can he be blamed for killing, especially as he only murders other murderers? Does Dexter fit the profile of the familiar fictional type of the superhero? What part does luck play in making Dexter who he is? How and why are horror and disgust turned into aesthetic pleasure for the TV viewer? How essential is Dexter’s emotional coldness to his lust for slicing people up? Are Dexter’s lies and deceptions any worse than the lies and deceptions of the non-criminals around him? Why does Dexter long to be a normal human being and why can’t he accomplish this apparently simple goal?
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Derrida Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Author: K. Malcolm Richards

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857736345

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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Are your students baffled by Baudrillard? Dazed by Deleuze? Confused by Kristeva? Other beginners’ guides can feel as impenetrable as the original texts to students who ‘think in images’. Contemporary Thinkers Reframed instead uses the language of the arts to explore the usefulness in practice of complex ideas. Short, contemporary and accessible, these lively books utilise actual examples of artworks, films, television shows, works of architecture, fashion and even computer games to explain and explore the work of the most commonly taught thinkers. Conceived specifically for the visually minded, the series will prove invaluable to practitioners an students right across the visual arts. ‘Deconstruction’ is touted in every visual area from architecture to fashion, yet few really understand what Derrida’s notorious concept means, much less his elusive idea of ‘différance’. In fact Derrida’s work can seem almost impenetrable. This guide explains Derrida’s key concepts through examples from across the whole spectrum of the arts, looking at the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi and Daniel Libeskind, fashion designers such as Ann Demeulemeister and at the work of artists as varied as Kara Walker, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Rachel Whiteread and Jeff Wall. Showing what Derrida’s work really ‘means’ in practice, this short guide makes this thinker’s complex work accessible to a wider public.
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