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Re-reading Harry Potter /

This is an extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films in other words, a "text-to-world" method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to the Harry Potter books. Some of the methodological decisions underlying this study itself are also explained here. The second part examines the presentation of certain themes, including gender, race and desire, in the Harry Potter books, with a view to understanding how these may impinge on social and political concerns of our world.

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  • "This is an extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films in other words, a "text-to-world" method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to the Harry Potter books. Some of the methodological decisions underlying this study itself are also explained here. The second part examines the presentation of certain themes, including gender, race and desire, in the Harry Potter books, with a view to understanding how these may impinge on social and political concerns of our world."@en
  • "'Suman Gupta's revised and expanded edition of Re-Reading Harry Potter includes responses to his critics and an exploration of the impact that the series has had in non-English speaking countries. Once again, he breaks new ground in his analysis of the Harry Potter novels by trying to understand them as fluid texts, and he challenges the superficial celebration of the these novels as liberating texts. If students and educated readers want to take the Harry Potter phenomenon seriously, Gupta's work is the best place to start.' - Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, USA."
  • "This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world. Addressing the 'phenomenon' of Harry Potter and the scholarly and media attention that has been devoted to the novels and adaptations, this updated new edition of Re-Reading Harry Potter discusses the political and social presumptions that are ingrained in the books, in terms of political ideology, class and race, gender and sexuality. The book features four new chapters which move beyond the text-to-world method of the first edition to assume a world-to-text method, with the complete series of novels in view. A comprehensive new Introduction contextualises this second edition, and examines themes of religion in the later books in the series, the impact of the Harry Potter phenomenon in non-Anglophone markets (such as China), and the enormous rise of Harry Potter fan fiction."
  • "Addressing the 'phenomenon' of Harry Potter and the scholarly and media attention that has been devoted to the novels and adaptations, this updated new edition of <EM>Re-Reading Harry Potter</EM> discusses the political and social presumptions that are ingrained in the books, in terms of political ideology, class and race, gender and sexuality. The book features four new chapters which move beyond the text-to-world method of the first edition to assume a world-to-text method, with the complete series of novels in view. A comprehensive new Introduction contextualises this second edition, and examines themes of religion in the later books in the series, the impact of the Harry Potter phenomenon in non-Anglophone markets (such as China), and the enormous rise of Harry Potter fan fiction."
  • "Addressing the 'phenomenon' of Harry Potter and the scholarly and media attention that has been devoted to the novels and adaptations, this updated new edition of Re-Reading Harry Potter discusses the political and social presumptions that are ingrained in the books, in terms of political ideology, class and race, gender and sexuality. The book features four new chapters which move beyond the text-to-world method of the first edition to assume a world-to-text method, with the complete series of novels in view. A comprehensive new Introduction contextualises this second edition, and examines themes of religion in the later books in the series, the impact of the Harry Potter phenomenon in non-Anglophone markets (such as China), and the enormous rise of Harry Potter fan fiction."@en
  • "This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world."
  • "This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a 'text-to-world' method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage, and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to."@en
  • "This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a "text-to-world" method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage, and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to the Harry Potter books. Some of the methodological decisions underlying this study itself are also explained here. The second part examines the presentation of certain themes, including gender, race and desire, in the Harry Potter books, with a view to understanding how these may impinge on social and political concerns of our world."@en

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