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Title The Joker psychology : evil clowns and the women who love them / edited by Travis Langley ; foreword by Michael Uslan.
Publication New York : Sterling, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description xviii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Call # 741.5973 J
Series Popular culture psychology series
Popular culture psychology series.
Note "Unauthorized"--Front cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Joker (Fictitious character) -- Criticism and interpretation.
Harley Quinn (Fictitious character) -- Criticism and interpretation.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Psychological aspects.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
Supervillains -- Psychological aspects.
Villains in literature.
Psychology and literature.
Harley Quinn (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst01986617
Joker (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst00983953
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst00869145
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00869166
Psychology and literature. (OCoLC)fst01081551
Villains in literature. (OCoLC)fst01166998
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author Langley, Travis, 1964- editor.
Uslan, Michael, 1951- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781454935421 (paperback) :
1454935421 (paperback)

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