Packer, Sharon. Superheroes and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2010.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-313-35536-3
BibTeX citation key: Packer2010
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Keywords: Adaptation, Body, Film adaptation, Intertextuality, Jung. Carl Gustav, Myth, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Superhero, USA
Publisher: Praeger (Santa Barbara)
Superheroes have provided entertainment for generations, but there is much more to these fictional characters than what first meets the eye. Superheros and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks begins its exploration in 1938 with the creation of Superman and continues to the present, with a nod to the forerunners of superhero stories in the Bible and Greek, Roman, Norse, and Hindu myth. The first book about superheroes written by a psychiatrist in over 50 years, it invokes biological psychiatry to discuss such concepts as “body dysmorphic disorder,” as well as Jungian concepts.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Superheroes and Superegos (1)