Cultural Politics in Harry Potter: Life, Death and the Politics of Fear [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 224 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, weight: 499 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-Sep-2019
  • Leidėjas: Routledge
  • ISBN-10: 0367206625
  • ISBN-13: 9780367206628
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  • Formatas: Hardback, 224 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, weight: 499 g
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-Sep-2019
  • Leidėjas: Routledge
  • ISBN-10: 0367206625
  • ISBN-13: 9780367206628
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter: Life, Death and Politics of Fear is the first book-length analysis of topics such as death, fear and biopolitics in J. K. Rowling’s work from controversial and interdisciplinary perspectives. This collection brings together recent theoretical and applied cultural studies and focuses on three key areas of inquiry: wizarding biopolitics and intersected discourses; anxiety, death, resilience and trauma; and politics of fear and postmodern transformations. As such this book:

  • provides a comprehensive overview of national and gender discourses, as well as the transiting bodies in-between, in relation to the Harry Potter books series and related multimedia franchise;
  • situates the transformative power of death within the fandom, transmedia and film depictions of the Potterverse and critically deconstructs the processes of subjectivation and legitimation of death and fear;
  • examines the strategies and mechanisms through which cultural and political processes are managed, as well as reminding us how fiction and reality intersect at junctions such as terrorism, homonationalism, materialism, capitalism, posthumanism and technology.

Exploring precisely what is cultural about wizarding politics, and what is political about culture, Cultural Politics in Harry Potter is key reading for students of contemporary literature, media and culture, as well as anyone with an interest in the fictional universe and Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Recenzijos

"This book extends previous scholarly analysis of Rowling's work to new canon like the Cursed Child play and Fantastic Beasts film, while also addressing unexplored and important topics such as the War on Terror and trauma. It is a welcome and important addition to the field." Cathy Leogrande, Le Moyne College

List of Contributors
viii
Preface xiii
Ruben Jarazo-Alvarez
Acknowledgements xix
Note on the Text xx
PART I Wizarding (Bio)Politics and Intersected Discourses
1(52)
1 The Chosen One(s): Ethnic Election and Contemporary English National Identity in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series
5(13)
Chellyce Birch
2 Squibs, Disability and Having a Place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
18(14)
Maureen Saraco
3 A Magic Manic Pixie Dream Girl?: Luna Lovegood and the Concept of Postfeminism
32(10)
Maria Nilson
4 "Like an Old Tale": Art and Transformation in the Harry Potter Novels and The Winter's Tale
42(11)
Mary Villeponteaux
PART II Death Culture, Trauma and Anxiety
53(110)
5 Death Sells: Relatable Death in the Harry Potter Novels
55(16)
Breanna Mroczek
6 The Last Enemy: Harry Potter and Western Anxiety about Death
71(16)
Christina Hitchcock
7 "A Story About How Humans Are Frightened of Death": Harry Potter, Death and the Cultural Imagination
87(11)
Anna Mackenzie
8 Arthur, Harry and the Late Mother: From T.H. White to J.K. Rowling
98(10)
Justine Breton
9 King's Cross: Harry Potter and the Transformative Power of Pain and Suffering
108(14)
Anne Frances N. Sangil
10 When Spares Are Spared: Innocent Bystanders and Survivor's Guilt in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
122(11)
Jessica Seymour
11 Death Culture, Literary References and Postmodern Sacred Elements in Harry Potter as a Transmedia Franchise
133(14)
Maria Isabel Escalas-Ruiz
12 Death and How to Deal with It in the Harry Potter Series
147(16)
Pilar Alderete-Diez
PART III Trauma, the Politics of Fear and Postmodern Transformations
163(57)
13 Al-Qa'ida and the Horcruxes: Quests for Immortality by Violent Extremist Organizations and Lord Voldemort
165(13)
Neil D. Shortland
John Anthony Dunne
14 Gender, Sexuality and the War on Terror in Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
178(15)
Ruben Jarazo-Alvarez
15 Magic as Technological Utopia?: Unpacking Issues of Interactivity and Infrastructuring in the Potterverse
193(14)
Luigina Ciolfi
16 Flirting with Posthuman Technologies in Harry Potter: Over-consumption of a Good Thing -- Technology as Magic
207(13)
Maryann Nguyen
Index 220
Ruben Jarazo-Alvarez is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain. He teaches Cultural and Media Studies. His research comprises British tele-fantasy, sci-fi and Anglophone cultures in Spain. Pilar Alderete-Diez is a Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She teaches language, translation and interpreting, and modern children's literature and film. She completed an MA (Spanish) on the translation of humour and character voice in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2005.