Making Monsters

Making Monsters

Author: Richard Ofshe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

Published: 1996-01-01

Total Pages: 382

ISBN-13: 9780520205833

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In the last decade, reports of incest have exploded into the national consciousness. Magazines, talk shows, and mass market paperbacks have taken on the subject as many Americans, primarily women, have come forward with graphic memories of childhood abuse. Making Monsters examines the methods of therapists who treat patients for depression by working to draw out memories or, with the use of hypnosis, to encourage fantasies of childhood abuse the patients are told they have repressed. Since this therapy may leave the patient more depressed and alienated than before, questions are appropriately raised here about the ethics and efficacy of such treatment. In the last decade, reports of incest have exploded into the national consciousness. Magazines, talk shows, and mass market paperbacks have taken on the subject as many Americans, primarily women, have come forward with graphic memories of childhood abuse. Making Monsters examines the methods of therapists who treat patients for depression by working to draw out memories or, with the use of hypnosis, to encourage fantasies of childhood abuse the patients are told they have repressed. Since this therapy may leave the patient more depressed and alienated than before, questions are appropriately raised here about the ethics and efficacy of such treatment.


Making Monsters

Making Monsters

Author: David Livingstone Smith

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 2021-10-12

Total Pages: 353

ISBN-13: 0674545567

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A leading scholar explores what it means to dehumanize othersÑand how and why we do it. ÒI wouldnÕt have accepted that they were human beings. You would see an infant whoÕs just learning to smile, and it smiles at you, but you still kill it.Ó So a Hutu man explained to an incredulous researcher, when asked to recall how he felt slaughtering Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994. Such statements are shocking, yet we recognize them; we hear their echoes in accounts of genocides, massacres, and pogroms throughout history. How do some people come to believe that their enemies are monsters, and therefore easy to kill? In Making Monsters David Livingstone Smith offers a poignant meditation on the philosophical and psychological roots of dehumanization. Drawing on harrowing accounts of lynchings, Smith establishes what dehumanization is and what it isnÕt. When we dehumanize our enemy, we hold two incongruous beliefs at the same time: we believe our enemy is at once subhuman and fully human. To call someone a monster, then, is not merely a resort to metaphorÑdehumanization really does happen in our minds. Turning to an abundance of historical examples, Smith explores the relationship between dehumanization and racism, the psychology of hierarchy, what it means to regard others as human beings, and why dehumanizing others transforms them into something so terrifying that they must be destroyed. Meticulous but highly readable, Making Monsters suggests that the process of dehumanization is deeply seated in our psychology. It is precisely because we are all human that we are vulnerable to the manipulations of those trading in the politics of demonization and violence.


How to Make Friends and Monsters

How to Make Friends and Monsters

Author: Ron Bates

Publisher: Zonderkidz

Published: 2013-07-22

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13: 0310735521

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Howard Boward, a 13-year-old boy-genius with a chip on his shoulder is too smart for his own good. He has troubles making friends—possibly because he complains so much. Until one day a science experiment goes haywire, and Howard creates a best friend for himself—Franklin—who also happens to be a monster. Creating Franklin was an accident, not like Howard was playing God or anything—or so Howard tells himself. Franklin and Howard are having so much fun, Howard decides to create more “friends,” using DNA from kids at school. Only, these friends aren’t quite as friendly. Soon there’s a major mess and Howard has to sort it all out before the monsters destroy their human counterparts. But terminating the monsters proves harder than he imagined. They didn’t choose to be monsters; they can’t go against their innate nature. Howard finds himself facing consequences for playing God. Getting rid of the monsters means learning to tame his own inner beast, and Howard begins to understand the meaning of free will and true friendship


Writing Monsters

Writing Monsters

Author: Philip Athans

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2014-08-07

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13: 1599638126

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Monsters are more than things that go bump in the night... Monsters are lurking in the woods, beneath the waves, and within our favorite books, films, and games--and there are good reasons why they appear so often. Monsters are manifestations of our fears and symbols of our society--not to mention they're a lot of fun--but each should serve a purpose and enhance the themes and tension in your fiction. In Writing Monsters, best-selling author Philip Athans uses classic examples from books, films, and the world around us to explore what makes monsters memorable--and terrifying. You'll learn what monsters can (and should) represent in your story and how to create monsters from the ground up. Writing Monsters includes: • In-depth discussions of where monsters come from, what they symbolize, and how to best portray them in fiction • Informative overviews of famous monsters, archetypes, and legendary creatures • A Monster Creation Form to help you create your monster from scratch • An annotated version of H.P. Lovecraft's chilling story "The Unnamable" Whether you write fantasy, science fiction, or horror, your vampires, ghouls, aliens, and trolls need to be both compelling and meaningful. With Writing Monsters, you can craft creatures that will wreak havoc in your stories and haunt your readers' imaginations--and nightmares.


Creating Monsters

Creating Monsters

Author: Sherman D. Manning

Publisher: American Dream Online Books

Published: 2016-03-27

Total Pages: 242

ISBN-13: 0974326011

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Attorney Robert D. Blasier was on the O.J. Simpson Dream Team. Bob represented the Unabomber and hundreds of other high profile clients. Bob is a graduate of Harvard Law School and he says, "Sherman D. Manning is a student of the youth revolution. Sherman was mentored by Ambassador Andrew Young, Reverend Hosea Williams and other famous Americans. Sherman went from preaching in Switzerland and walking with Jesse Jackson to living in a jail-cell. Prison is a dark place " Blasier continues, "But in that dark and dangerous place Sherman was mentored by Chief Deputy Warden Terry L. Rosario and Patricia Kennedy, Captain Steve Vance, Associate Warden Fred Schroeder and Warden James "Jimbo" Walker. And with their guidance (via arguments, lectures and conferences, etc.) Sherman built Gang Bangers for God (G.B.G.) and HEART (Helping Educate at Risk Teens) from the ground up... G.B.G. is backed by Senate president Pro-Tem (Ret.) John Burton. Sherman's advisory board is directed by Franklin Curren, M.D. (a graduate of Harvard). A brilliant team of psychiatrists (i.e. C. Solis, M.D. and Jennifer Heitkamp, M.D.) and psychologists leads his team.... This book is a bright portrait of youths in prison, written and developed in Sherman's dark room ... Read this book "


Worlds of Natural History

Worlds of Natural History

Author: Helen Anne Curry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2018-11-22

Total Pages: 683

ISBN-13: 131651031X

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Explores the development of natural history since the Renaissance and contextualizes current discussions of biodiversity.


The Monsters We Make

The Monsters We Make

Author: Kali White

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Published: 2020-08-11

Total Pages: 272

ISBN-13: 1643853899

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For fans of Rene Denfeld and Shari Lapena comes a rich, atmospheric family drama set in the 1980's following the disappearances of two paperboys from a small midwestern town. It's August 1984, and paperboy Christopher Stewart has gone missing. Hours later, twelve-year-old Sammy Cox hurries home from his own paper route, red-faced and out of breath, hiding a terrible secret. Crystal, Sammy's seventeen-year-old sister, is worried by the disappearance but she also sees opportunity: the Stewart case has echoes of an earlier unsolved disappearance of another boy, one town over. Crystal senses the makings of an award winning essay, one that could win her a scholarship - and a ticket out of their small Iowa town. Officer Dale Goodkind can't believe his bad luck: another town and another paperboy kidnapping. But this time he vows that it won't go unsolved. As the abductions set in motion an unpredictable chain of violent, devastating events touching each life in unexpected ways, Dale is forced to face his own demons. Told through interwoven perspectives--and based on the real-life Des Moines Register paperboy kidnappings in the early 1980's--The Monsters We Make deftly explores the effects of one crime exposing another and the secrets people keep hidden from friends, families, and sometimes, even themselves.


Monster Food

Monster Food

Author: Daisy Hirst

Publisher: Candlewick

Published: 2021-07-01

Total Pages: 18

ISBN-13: 1536217743

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What do little monsters like to eat? Daisy Hirst infuses a bright, funny board book with her offbeat charm. Some monsters eat peaches. Some monsters eat pears. And then there are monsters who eat only chairs. Some monsters like noodles and some prefer stew, but there’s always that one you’ll see eating a shoe, or . . . a rake? Picky little eaters, adventurous eaters, and born jokesters alike will see themselves in this comedy of cuisine, perfectly suited for the youngest (and hungriest) of listeners.


Paper Monsters

Paper Monsters

Author: Oscar Sabini

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2017-09-05

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 0500650969

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A hands-on monster collage studio that will delight and inspire Paper Monsters is a hands- on collage studio for young children. Budding artists can create seven collage pictures of monsters in cleverly designed paper pockets in the book. Complete all the pictures to make a monster procession hurrying to the last page, where young readers discover the monsters at monster school with a final collage to complete. The book has step- by- step instructions showing how to make the collages but the collage- making activity is open and free. Each spread features an inspirational collage illustration of a monster and paper pocket with a window cut to the same monster shape. Children can tear and paste the decorated papers included in an envelope at the back of the book, along with any scraps of recycled newspapers and magazines, to make a collage on the piece of card. Slot the piece of collage card into the pocket so it shows through the monster- shaped window, and voila! A wonderful collage monster. Oscar Sabini’s artwork is charming and characterful, inspiring young children to be creative and experiment with form and color.


Papier-Mâché Monsters

Papier-Mâché Monsters

Author: Dan Reeder

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Published: 2009-09-01

Total Pages: 145

ISBN-13: 1423612647

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Step-by-step instructions for creating papier-mâché monstrosities and expanding the limits of your imagination, from the author of Paper Mache Dragons Celebrated monster-making master Dan Reeder is at it again—helping others to let out their inner monsters! All that’s needed are a few simple materials and a wild imagination. Reeder guarantees success if the tried-and-tested, goof-proof how-to steps in this humorous read are followed. But there’s more—he’s also giving away all of his secrets for creating ghoulish monster elements such as jaws, claws, horns, scales, webbing, tentacles, eyeballs, fingers, toes, gnarly hands and feet, and even perfect drool! Learn how to make a basic monster and you’ll be well on your way to creating more hideous creatures, beasts, dragons, and whatever else your dark side can think of! “I’m not one to argue that the world doesn’t need more monsters, be they made of papier and/or cloth mâché, as demonstrated in Dan’s entertaining new book, or flesh and blood, as demonstrated by the one standing behind you right now.” —Gary Larson, creator, Far Side “For lovers of the truly grotesque, Reeder provides detailed photo instructions for large figures constructed of clothes hangers, newspaper, and glue. Cloth skin, teeth, and slathered-on paint finish them off. The toothy dragons are particularly effective.” —School Library Journal