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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN10: 0230279716 ISBN13: 9780230279711 DDC: 823/.914 LCC: PR6068


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.


Previous ed.: 2003. Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-273) and index. Introduction to the Second Edition -- Book Covers -- Children and Adults -- The Seriousness of Social and Political Effects -- Text-to-World Assumptions (Some General Definitions) -- A Thought about Open and Closed Texts -- The Irrelevance of J.K. Rowling -- Children's Literature -- Fantasy Literature -- Religious Perspectives -- Locations and Limitations -- Three Worlds -- Repetition and Progression -- Evasive Allusions -- Blood -- Servants and Slaves -- The Question of Class -- Desire -- The Magic System of Advertising -- Movie Magic -- The Beginning -- Harry Potter in China; with assistance from C.Xian -- The Bulgarian Connection in Harry Potter / M.Katsarska. Electronic reproduction.Basingstoke, England :Palgrave Macmillan,2010.


  • LCC: PR6068
  • Dewey Decimal: 823/.914

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: vii, 278 p.


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