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The Resource The Joker psychology : evil clowns and the women who love them, edited by Travis Langley ; foreword by Michael Uslan

The Joker psychology : evil clowns and the women who love them, edited by Travis Langley ; foreword by Michael Uslan

Label
The Joker psychology : evil clowns and the women who love them
Title
The Joker psychology
Title remainder
evil clowns and the women who love them
Statement of responsibility
edited by Travis Langley ; foreword by Michael Uslan
Contributor
Author of introduction
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fun, frightening, and always fascinating look into the psyche of a madman: the Clown Prince of Crime, the Harlequin of Hate -- The Joker! Since he first fought Batman in 1940, The Joker has evolved into one of popular culture's most complex and confounding psychological creations: both a criminal mastermind and an unhinged psychopath now starring in his own film. In The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them, Dr. Travis Langley, author of the bestselling Batman and Psychology, returns to Gotham City to explore the twisted psyche of this great supervillain, as well as the personalities who are inexorably drawn to it. Paying special attention to the strange dynamics of relationships like the one between The Joker and Harley Quinn, this collection of 15 chapters (including some very special interviews with the people who brought The Joker and Harley Quinn to life in comics and onscreen), this collection analyzes: why a bright, laughing monster who looks like a clown could be the ultimate antagonist to a grim, brooding hero who looks like a monster ; the relationship between a therapist and her patient -- and what happens when a therapist crosses the line, as Harley Quinn does when she falls for The Joker ; how a smart person could fall for the most dangerous of criminals ; why so many fans find Harley Quinn inspirational ; how different kinds of therapy could (or could not) help twisted minds like Mister J and Harley Quinn ; the development of a fictional character that so completely embodies psychopathy (including interviews with creators who have shaped The Joker's character over the years)"--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6728.J65
LC item number
J66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Langley, Travis
  • Uslan, Michael
Series statement
Popular culture psychology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joker
  • Harley Quinn
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Supervillains
  • Villains in literature
  • Psychology and literature
  • Harley Quinn
  • Joker
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Psychology and literature
  • Villains in literature
  • United States
Label
The Joker psychology : evil clowns and the women who love them, edited by Travis Langley ; foreword by Michael Uslan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Unauthorized"--Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1089974136
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9781454935421
Lccn
2020275146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Joker psychology : evil clowns and the women who love them, edited by Travis Langley ; foreword by Michael Uslan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Unauthorized"--Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1089974136
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9781454935421
Lccn
2020275146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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