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Author Mayes-Elma, Ruthann, 1974-

Title Females and Harry Potter : not all that empowering / Ruthann Mayes-Elma
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2006]


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Description vii, 155 pages ; 24 cm
Series Reverberations
Reverberations (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
Contents 1. Harry Potter in review -- 2. You've got to have theory -- 3. Method to my madness -- 4. Analyzing Harry and friends -- 5. Where do we go from here? -- App. A. Coding sheet -- App. B. Character agency codes and frequency -- App. C. Identity - attitude frequency -- App. D. Identity - voice frequency -- App. E. Resistance - attitude frequency -- App. F. Resistance - voice frequency
Summary "This book explores the sexism inherent in the Harry Potter series and explains how traditional gender constructions of both men and women are common throughout the series. Utilizing critical discourse analysis and the foundations of feminist epistemology, Ruthann Mayes-Elma demonstrates how a hero and his male friends are the focus and center of activity and the female characters are enablers at best."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-134) and index
Subject Rowling, J. K. -- Characters -- Women.
Rowling, J. K. -- Characters -- Girls
Rowling, J. K. -- Study and teaching.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone.
Women in literature.
Girls in literature.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
LC no. 2005037585
ISBN 0742537781 (alk. paper)
074253779X (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Females and Harry Potter