Superheroes and Slapstick

Justin McDaniel

in Little Buddhas

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199860265
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979929 | DOI:

Series: AAR Religion, Culture, and History

Superheroes and Slapstick

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The chapter focuses on a new generation of Buddhist adventure stories (texts, comic books, and films) for children. These stories are much more popular than didactic and systematic Buddhist lessons, yet they have been ignored by scholars. This chapter describes the new Buddhist pedagogical material for children in Thailand and its importance in their education.

Keywords: children; comic books; adventure stories; superhero; slapstick; pedagogy; Thailand; Buddhism; education

Chapter.  7805 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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