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Females and Harry Potter

Females and Harry Potter

Not All that Empowering

  • Author: Ruthann Mayes-Elma
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742537798
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 155
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Uses critical discourse analysis, feminist theory, and critical theory to examine the female characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, focusing on such themes as validating/enabling, intelligence, and mothering.

Contemporary Curriculum

Contemporary Curriculum

In Thought and Action

  • Author: John D. McNeil
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118916514
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9465
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The Eighth Edition of Contemporary Curriculum: In Thought and Action prepares readers to participate in the discussion of curriculum control and other matters important to K-12 and university educators. The text highlights major philosophies and principles, examines conflicting conceptions of curriculum, and provides the intellectual and technical tools educators and administrators need for constructing and implementing curriculum.

The Representation of Women in the Harry Potter Novels

The Representation of Women in the Harry Potter Novels

  • Author: Nina Kayser
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640981529
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: 74
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Examination Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject English - Applied Geography, grade: 1,5, University of Paderborn (Kulturwissenschaften), language: English, abstract: "I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself." - Joanne K. Rowling Harry Potter - quite a simple name that has become famous throughout the whole world within just a few years. Shattering numerous publishing records, the seven books of the series written by Joanne K. Rowling have, up until now, sold over 400 million copies worldwide; a sales number that is only topped by the bible (Dammann). [...]

The Perfect Thing

The Perfect Thing

How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness

  • Author: Steven Levy
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743293916
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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On October 23, 2001, Apple Computer, a company known for its chic, cutting-edge technology -- if not necessarily for its dominant market share -- launched a product with an enticing promise: You can carry an entire music collection in your pocket. It was called the iPod. What happened next exceeded the company's wildest dreams. Over 50 million people have inserted the device's distinctive white buds into their ears, and the iPod has become a global obsession. The Perfect Thing is the definitive account, from design and marketing to startling impact, of Apple's iPod, the signature device of our young century. Besides being one of the most successful consumer products in decades, the iPod has changed our behavior and even our society. It has transformed Apple from a computer company into a consumer electronics giant. It has remolded the music business, altering not only the means of distribution but even the ways in which people enjoy and think about music. Its ubiquity and its universally acknowledged coolness have made it a symbol for the digital age itself, with commentators remarking on "the iPod generation." Now the iPod is beginning to transform the broadcast industry, too, as podcasting becomes a way to access radio and television programming. Meanwhile millions of Podheads obsess about their gizmo, reveling in the personal soundtrack it offers them, basking in the social cachet it lends them, even wondering whether the device itself has its own musical preferences. Steven Levy, the chief technology correspondent for Newsweek magazine and a longtime Apple watcher, is the ideal writer to tell the iPod's tale. He has had access to all the key players in the iPod story, including Steve Jobs, Apple's charismatic cofounder and CEO, whom Levy has known for over twenty years. Detailing for the first time the complete story of the creation of the iPod, Levy explains why Apple succeeded brilliantly with its version of the MP3 player when other companies didn't get it right, and how Jobs was able to convince the bosses at the big record labels to license their music for Apple's groundbreaking iTunes Store. (We even learn why the iPod is white.) Besides his inside view of Apple, Levy draws on his experiences covering Napster and attending Supreme Court arguments on copyright (as well as his own travels on the iPod's click wheel) to address all of the fascinating issues -- technical, legal, social, and musical -- that the iPod raises. Borrowing one of the definitive qualities of the iPod itself, The Perfect Thing shuffles the book format. Each chapter of this book was written to stand on its own, a deeply researched, wittily observed take on a different aspect of the iPod. The sequence of the chapters in the book has been shuffled in different copies, with only the opening and concluding sections excepted. "Shuffle" is a hallmark of the digital age -- and The Perfect Thing, via sharp, insightful reporting, is the perfect guide to the deceptively diminutive gadget embodying our era.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon

  • Author: Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826215499
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 418
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Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The Harry Potter Companion

The Harry Potter Companion

  • Author: Acascias Riphouse
  • Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781589395824
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 537
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This is a magical, unofficial companion to the "Harry Potter" series that will help you enjoy the adventures more thoroughly. Learn about the wizard lifestyle, get to know Hogwarts inside and out and discover everything you ever wanted to know about Animagi. Descriptions, definitions, maps, timelines and additional commentary will guide you every step of the way.

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

  • Author: Elizabeth E. Heilman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135891540
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
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This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider range of intellectual traditions to explore the texts, including moral-theological analysis, psychoanalytic perspectives, and philosophy of technology. The Harry Potter novels engage the social, cultural, and psychological preoccupations of our times, and Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition examines these worlds of consciousness and culture, ultimately revealing how modern anxieties and fixations are reflected in these powerful texts. ("DISCLAIMER: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.")

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

Hogwarts for Muggles

  • Author: William Irwin,Gregory Bassham
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470627358
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1641
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A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book HarryPotter series Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popularbook series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry,Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil isone of the many things that make this series special. TheUltimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles inJ.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back toGodric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moralreasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether SiriusBlack is a man or a dog. With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movieHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this bookwill be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate theseries on a deeper level. Covers a range of intriguing topics such as the redemption ofSeverus Snape, the power of love, and destiny in the wizardingworld Gives you a new perspective on Harry Potter characters,plot lines, and themes Makes a perfect companion to the Harry Potter books andmovies Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The UltimateHarry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyoneinterested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greaterissues at work in the story.

Resisting Bodies

Resisting Bodies

The Negotiation of Female Agency in Twentieth-century Women's Fiction

  • Author: Helga Druxes
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814325346
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 230
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Helga Druxes' study of the female protagonists in novels by German writer Monika Maron, British writers Margaret Drabble and Jean Rhys, and French writer Marguerite Duras brings together the work of four prominent contemporary women authors. In discussing the position of women in urban spaces from the point of view of feminist and cultural theory, Druxes combines anthropology and recent literary theory within the framework of cultural studies. She addresses such concerns as the objectification/commodification of women in late capitalist society, the possibilities for resistant or subversive female agency under these conditions, and the role of specifically urban arrangements of space in both effecting this objectification and creating the sites where it might be resisted or disrupted by women. Resisting Bodies is an important contribution to literary criticism and feminist theory.

The Female Eunuch

The Female Eunuch

  • Author: Germaine Greer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061972800
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.

Akata Witch

Akata Witch

  • Author: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0142420913
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 8892
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Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

Vacation Hell (Princess of Hell 4)

Vacation Hell (Princess of Hell 4)

  • Author: Eve Langlais
  • Publisher: Eve Langlais
  • ISBN: 1927459877
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
  • View: 4021
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When Muriel goes to the beach, instead of collecting seashells like a normal person, she picks up a new man. A merman… Juggling a happily ever after is harder than it looks especially when it involves a fallen angel who is my soul mate, a hunky cat shifter, who stole my heart and a darkly delicious vampire who is like that piece of forbidden chocolate you just can’t resist. Add in a precocious little girl, who is totally spoiled rotten—not surprising given nana and poppa were Mother Earth and the Devil—and my life was a never ending series of dramas, foot stomping, yelling and tears. By me. I never knew being a grown up could be so much damned work which is why I decided we needed a vacation. But of course, being Lucifer’s daughter, that didn’t turn out as expected. Now I’ve go to figure out if my bathtub is big enough for a hunky merman—and is there room in my heart for one more? Genre: paranormal romance, fantasy romance, gothic, romantic comedy, alpha male, romantic adventure, urban fantasy, hero knight, demons, angels, strong heroine, vampire, mermaid

Rock-And-Roll Woman

Rock-And-Roll Woman

The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers

  • Author: Meredith Ochs
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • ISBN: 9781454930624
  • Category:
  • Page: 224
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Award-winning radio personality Meredith Ochs takes an insightful look at 50 female rock icons who shook up the music scene. Profiling women from the 1950s to today, and from multiple genres, Ochs tells the dramatic stories behind their journeys to success. More than 100100 photographs make up this rich volume, and the idols range from Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, to Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, to Karen O and Sleater-Kinney.

Hermione Granger Saves the World

Hermione Granger Saves the World

Essays on the Feminist Heroine of Hogwarts

  • Author: Christopher E. Bell
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476600058
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 231
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The new essays in this book make two central claims. First, for some people, the word “feminist” has been either poorly defined or even demonized. Hermione Granger, of the Harry Potter series, serves as an outstanding example of what modern young feminism looks like: activist, powerful and full of agency, yet feminine, romantic and stylish—a new kind of feminism for a new kind of girl. The second claim the essays make is that our young, emergent feminist Hermione Granger is a pivotal character upon whom the entire series rests—not Harry Potter himself (or, at least, not Harry Potter solely). It is Hermione who solves every difficult puzzle, performs every difficult spell, and to whom her two male companions look for guidance and advice. On several occasions throughout the series, Hermione literally saves the world through her actions. This is an outstanding model for young women (and for young men as well) who are confused about how feminism manifests and operates in 2012.

Graceling

Graceling

  • Author: Kristin Cashore
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547351278
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 508
  • View: 9816
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Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace… and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world. This ebook includes sample chapters of FIRE, BITTERBLUE, and JANE, UNLIMITED.

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

  • Author: Richelle Mead
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141352507
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Forbidden temptation lies behind the iron gates . . . Lissa Dragomir is a mortal vampire. She must be protected at all times from the fiercest and most dangerous vampires - the ones who will never die. Rose Hathaway is Lissa's best friend - and her bodyguard. Now after two years of illicit freedom, they've been dragged back inside the iron gates of St. Vladimir's Academy. The girls must survive a world of forbidden romances and terrifying night-time rituals. But above all they must never let their guard down . . . *Don't miss the major blockbuster movie Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters in February 2014*

The Fifth Sorceress

The Fifth Sorceress

  • Author: Robert Newcomb
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407094033
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 896
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'Only the four Mistresses remained from the hundreds she had loved, lost and left behind. "Soon, my dear Sisters," she thought. "So many shall pay. Pay for the sins of their ancestors . . ."' It is three centuries since the devastating war that all but destroyed the kingdom of Eutracia. Those who masterminded the bloodshed - four powerful, conquest-hungry sorceresses -- were banished and sent into exile beyond the feared Sea of Whispers, with return all but impossible, death all but inevitable. Since those dark days, Eutracia has flourished, protected and guided by its council of wizards. Now a land of peace and plenty, it is about to crown a new king and the spirit of celebration fills every heart. Except one. Prince Tristan is a reluctant monarch-to-be. Though born with the endowed blood that will enable him to master magic, and destined to succeed his father as ruler of this land and its people, he is a rebel soul. But more than tradition compels Tristan to ascend the throne. The very survival of Eutracia depends upon it. For after these long years of peace, dreadful omens have begun to appear, heralding something too unspeakable to ponder. It seems an ancient evil, nurtured over centuries of darkness, has returned and is thirsting for blood, for domination and, above all, for revenge. Tristan's fate is to fulfil a role chosen for him by an ages-old prophecy - to face an adversary whose hatred knows no bounds and whose greatest weapon is the person he loves most... Not since Terry Goodkind unsheathed the Sword of Truth has such a tale of heroism and magic so captured the imagination. Brimming with excitement and wonder, dark intrigue and dread enchantments, THE FIFTH SORCERESS marks the beginning of a magnificent fantasy adventure by a remarkable new storyteller.

Working with Feminist Criticism

Working with Feminist Criticism

  • Author: Mary Eagleton
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631194415
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
  • View: 824
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Using the concepts and practices of feminist literary criticism, this constantly challenging workbook not only makes the connection between women's writing and women's lives but breaks new ground in enabling students to apply critical concepts and to feel more at ease with the texts common to feminist literary theory.

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

  • Author: Dr Katrin Berndt,Dr Lena Steveker
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409478416
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 248
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Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, this collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure story. The collection's three sections address broad issues related to genre, Harry Potter's development as the central heroic character and the question of who qualifies as a hero in the Harry Potter series. Among the topics are Harry Potter as both epic and postmodern hero, the series as a modern-day example of psychomachia, the series' indebtedness to the Gothic tradition, Harry's development in the first six film adaptations, Harry Potter and the idea of the English gentleman, Hermione Granger's explicitly female version of heroism, adult role models in Harry Potter, and the complex depictions of heroism exhibited by the series' minor characters. Together, the essays suggest that the Harry Potter novels rely on established generic, moral and popular codes to develop new and genuine ways of expressing what a globalized world has applauded as ethically exemplary models of heroism based on responsibility, courage, humility and kindness.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781100241
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 901
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"'You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.'" Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time...