By Karen A. BrownISBN 978-1-60264-153-2 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-324-6 (eBook)
Crisp, insightful, engaging, and thoroughly researched, "Prejudice in Harry Potter's World" turns the tables on literary critique. Brown shows uncommon, in-depth knowledge of the Harry Potter canon. And she delves straight into her analysis of social themes in J.K. Rowling's work without pulling any punches. First, the book provides a detailed outline of the social hierarchy in the so-called "wizarding world." Then, the author offers perceptive and highly relevant commentaries. Each chapter focuses on how a select group contributes to wizarding society and helps to maintain the social order.whether by embracing their own oppression or by oppressing others. What are some of the consequences of institutional discrimination in Harry Potter's world and how do they compare with social trends in the real world? This book provides all the answers. Not authorized by J.K. Rowling.
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