Re-Reading Harry Potter

Re-Reading Harry Potter

by S. Gupta
     
 

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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 2ndedition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world.

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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 2ndedition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world.

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'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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230219588
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
06/25/2009
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2009
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

SUMAN GUPTA is Chair in Literature and Cultural History at the Open University, UK. His publications include V.S. Naipaul: Writers and their Work (Northcote House, 1999), Two Texts and I: Disciplines of Knowledge and the Literary Subject (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/Associated University Presses, 1999), Corporate Capitalism and Political Philosophy (Pluto, 2002), The Replication of Violence (Pluto, 2001), Re-Reading Harry Potter (Palgrave, 2003) and Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies (Palgrave, 2007).

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