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Hermione Granger saves the world : essays on the feminist heroine of Hogwarts

Author: Christopher E Bell
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this book make two central claims. First, the word "feminist" has been poorly defined or demonized. Hermione Granger, of the Harry Potter series, serves as an outstanding example of what modern young feminism looks like. The second claim is that Hermione is a pivotal character upon whom the entire series rests--not Harry Potter himself "--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hermione Granger saves the world.
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, ©2012
(DLC) 2012024861
(OCoLC)798437861
Named Person: J K Rowling; J K Rowling; J K Rowling
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher E Bell
ISBN: 9781476600055 1476600058
OCLC Number: 806039023
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction (Christopher E. Bell); Hermione: An Introduction; The Filmic Heroine (Julie Alexander); "I'm Hoping to Do Some Good in the World": Hermione Granger and Feminist Ethics (Atje Gercama); The Muggle Hunt (Elizabeth de la Torre); Hermione as Woman; Unstoppable Force: Maternal Power and Feminism (Alexandra Hidalgo); Alohomora!: Unlocking Hermione's Feminism (Sarah Margaret Kniesler); Hermione as Scholar; "Books! And Cleverness!": Hermione's Wits (Tara Foster). How to Do Things with Magic Words: The Scandal of the Spell-Casting Body (Le Cornfeld)Hermione as Warrior; Hermione Granger Goes to War: A Feminist Reflection on Girls in Conflict (Helen Berents); Hermione Granger: Insufferable Know-It-All or Superhero? (Christine Klingbiel); Hermione as Activist; From Teenage Witch to Social Activist: Hermione Granger as Female Locus (William V. Thompson); Is Hermione Granger the Real Chosen One? (Todd S. Waters); About the Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher E. Bell.

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"The essays in this book make two central claims. First, the word "feminist" has been poorly defined or demonized. Hermione Granger, of the Harry Potter series, serves as an outstanding example of what modern young feminism looks like. The second claim is that Hermione is a pivotal character upon whom the entire series rests--not Harry Potter himself "--Provided by publisher.

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"fun quirky, and intellectually stimulating...an easy read with well defined terms, accessible language, and plenty of topics to engage students"--Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.

 
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