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Critical perspectives on Harry Potter

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009. ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Providing analyses of the Potter books as a phenomenon, this volume brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine the impact of the series. This second edition includes essays updated to explore the full scope of the seven-book series and material on what it has meant for a generation to grow up with Harry Potter.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); Rowling; Rowling; Rowling; Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); J K Rowling; J K Rowling; J K Rowling
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 9780415964845 0415964849
OCLC Number: 192048093
Description: ix, 354 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : fostering insight through multiple critical perspectives / Elizabeth E. Heilman --
I. Perspectives on identity and morality. --
1. Controversial content : Is Harry Potter harmful to children? / Deborah J. Taub and Heather L. Servaty-Seib --
2. Harry Potter and Christian theology / Peter Ciaccio --
3. Harry Potter's world as a morality tale of technology and media / Nicholas Sheltrown --
4. Is desire beneficial or harmful in the Harry Potter series? / Taija Piippo --
5. The great Snape debate / Peter Appelbaum --
II. Critical and sociological perspectives. --
6. Schooling Harry Potter : teachers and learning, power and knowledge / Megan L. Birch --
7. Comedy, quest, and community : home and family in Harry Potter / John Kornfeld and Laurie Prothro --
8. From sexist to (sort-of) feminist : representations of gender in the Harry Potter series / Elizabeth E. Heilman and Trevor Donaldson --
9. Monsters, creatures, and pets at Hogwarts : animal stewardship in the world of Harry Potter / Peter Dendle --
10. Harry Potter, the war against evil, and the melodramatization of public culture / Marc Bousquet --
III. Literacy elements and interpretations. --
11. Playing the genre game : generic fusions of the Harry Potter series / Anne Hiebert Alton --
12. Harry Potter and the secrets of children's literature / Maria Nikolajeva --
13. Harry Potter and the horrors of the Oresteia / Alice Mills --
14. Philosopher's Stone to resurrection stone : narrative transformations and intersecting cultures across the Harry Potter series / Kate Behr --
IV. Cultural studies and media perspectives. --
15. Lost in translation? : Harry Potter, from page to screen / Philip Nel --
16. The migration of media : Harry Potter in print and pixels / Anna Gunder --
17. Writing Harry's world : children co-authoring Hogwarts / Ernest L. Bond and Nancy L. Michelson --
18. Pottermania : good, clean fun or cultural hegemony? / Tammy Turner-Vorbeck.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth E. Heilman.
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