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Cultural politics in Harry Potter : life, death and the politics of fear / edited by Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez and Pilar Alderete-Diez.

Imprint New York, NY : Routledge 2020.
©2020
Description xviii, 223 pages ; 23 cm
Language English
Subject Rowling, J. K. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter series.
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Rowling, J. K.
Harry Potter series (Rowling, J. K.)
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century.
Literature and society.
Politics and literature.
Great Britain.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11965069
Other authors / contributors Jarazo Álvarez, Rubén, editor.
Alderete-Diez, Pilar, editor.
ISBN 9780367206628
0367206625
9780367206635
0367206633
9780429322792
9781000556605
9781000546965
9781000551785
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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"--
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