This work examines the J.K. Rowling series of Harry Potter books, interpreting their tropes and themes within the context of their audience.
Edition/Copyright:03 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:Praeger Publishers, Inc. Published: 05/01/2003 International: No
''Here is more proof that almost everybody is wild about Harry--academics as well as the hundreds and thousands of children, parents, teachers, and librarians around the world who have been charmed by this young wizard-in-training. This sampling of scholarly essays will inform a thoughtful adult reader's appreciation of the Harry Potter books as literature and as a publishing phenomenon.'' - Virginia A. Walter Associate Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Information Studies
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Introduction by Giselle Liza Anatol Reading Harry Potter through Theories of Child Development Archetypes and the Unconscious in Harry Potter and Diana Wynne Jones' Fire and Hemlock and Dogsbody by Alice Mills Harry Potter and the Magical Looking Glass: Reading the Secret Life of the Preadolescent by Lisa Damour Harry Potter and the Acquisition of Knowledge by Lisa Hopkins Safe as Houses: Sorting and School Houses at Hogwarts by Chantel Lavoie Harry and Hierarchy: Book Banning as a Reaction to the Subversion of Authority by Rebecca Stephens Literary Influences and Historical Contexts Harry Potter's Schooldays: J. K. Rowling and the British Boarding School Novel by Karen Manners Smith Accepting Mudbloods: The Ambivalent Social Vision of Rowling's Fairy Tales by Elaine Ostry Hermione and the Houses Elves: The Literary and Historical Contexts of J. K.Rowling's Anti-Slavery Campaign by Brycchan Carey Flying Cars, Floo Powder, and Flaming Torches: The Hi-Tech, Lo-Tech World of Wizardry by Margaret J. Oakes Morality and Social Values: Issues of Power Cruel Heroes and Treacherous Texts: Educating the Reader in Moral Complexity and Critical Reading in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Books by Veronica Schanoes Harry Potter and the Rule of Law: The Central Weakness of Legal Concepts in the Wizard World by Susan Hall The Fallen Empire: Exploring Ethnic Otherness in the World of Harry Potter by Giselle Liza Anatol Class and Socio-Economic Identity in Harry Potter's England by Julia Park Cinderfella: J. K. Rowling's Wily Web of Gender by Ximena Gallardo-C and C. Jason Smith Selected Bibliography Notes on Contributors
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