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Title Harry Potter's world : multidisciplinary critical perspectives / edited by Elizabeth E. Heilman
Published New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2003


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Description ix, 308 pages ; 23 cm
regular print
Series Pedagogy and popular culture
Pedagogy and popular culture.
Contents Introduction -- Part I. Cultural studies perspectives. Ch. 1. Pottermania : good, clean fun or cultural hegemony? / Tammy Turner-Vorbeck -- Ch. 2. Harry Potter's world : Magic, technoculture and becoming human / Peter Appelbaum -- Ch. 3. Controversial content in children's literature : Is Harry Potter harmful to children? / Deborah J. Taub and Heather L. Servaty -- Part II. Reader response and interpretive perspectives. Ch. 4. Ways of reading Harry Potter : multiple stories for multiple reader identities / Kathleen F. Malu -- Ch. 5. Reading Harry Potter with Navajo eyes / Hollie Anderson -- Ch. 6. Writing Harry's world : children coaruthoring Hogwarts / Ernest Bond and Nancy Michelson
Part III. Literary perspectives : the hero, myth and genre. Ch. 7. Harry Potter : a return to the romantic hero / Maria Nikolajeva -- Ch. 8. Generic fusion and the mosaic of Harry Potter / Anne Hiebert Alton -- Ch. 9. Wizardly challenges to and affirmations of the initiation paradigm in Harry Potter / Deborah De Rosa
Part IV. Critical and sociological perspectives. Ch. 10. Comedy, conflict and community : home and family in Harry Potter / John Kornfield and Laurie Prothro -- Ch. 11. The seeker of secrets : images of learning, knowing and schooling / Charles Elster -- Ch. 12. Blue wizards and pink witches : representations of gender identity and power / Elizabeth E. Heilman -- Ch. 13. Images of the privileged insider and outcast outsider / Elizabeth E. Heilman and Anne E. Gregory -- Ch. 14. The civic leadership of Harry Potter : agency, ritual and schooling / Rebecca Skulnick and Jesse Goodman / Appendix. Authenticity in Harry Potter : the movie and the books / Alexander R. Wang
Summary The "Harry Potter" books have become ubiquitous early texts for children and are also a popular choice for many adults. Potter-mania has expanded to become a significant cultural phenomenon complete with a feature film and a wide range of paraphernalia
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Rowling, J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rowling, J. K. -- Characters -- Harry Potter
Rowling, J. K. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rowling, J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) -- Characters -- Harry Potter
Roling, J. K. -- Characters -- Harry Potter
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Children -- Books and reading.
Children -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Wizards in literature.
Magic in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Author Heilman, Elizabeth E.
LC no. 2002021966
ISBN 0415933730
0415933749 paperback