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Re-Reading Harry Potter

Authors: Gupta, Suman

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

About the authors

SUMAN GUPTA is Professor of Literature and Cultural History at the Open University, UK. He is also at present Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Roehampton University, and is currently coordinating an international collaborative project on English Studies in Non-Anglophone Contexts. He is the author of nine books, including recently Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies (2006) and Literature and Globalization (2008), and editor of six books, recently The Cultural Discourses of Economic Migration (with Tope Omoniyi, 2007).

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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


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-Reading Harry Potter
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27971-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230279711
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-21957-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-21958-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
VII, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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