Females and Harry Potter: Not All That Empowering (Reverberations: Contemporary Curriculum and Pedagogy)

Females and Harry Potter: Not All That Empowering (Reverberations: Contemporary Curriculum and Pedagogy)

By: Ruthann Mayes-Elma (author)Paperback

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This book explores the sexism inherent in the Harry Potter series, books in which a hero and his male friends are the focus and center of activity and the female characters are passive enablers-at best. Using critical discourse analysis and focusing on five themes (rule following/breaking, intelligence, validating/enabling, mothering, and resistance), the author explores the construction of traditional gender roles throughout the books. She concludes with a discussion of the implications for development of school curricula that enable students to critically deconstruct these texts.

About Author

Ruthann Mayes-Elma is a writer, researcher, and educator whose research centers on the intersections of children's literature, social justice, and media literacy. She has contributed chapters to various published and upcoming books, as well as a a book of her own: Readings in Sociocultural Studies in Education (2002). She has presented at various national and international conferences and has held the office of delegate to Ohio Education Association (OEA).


Chapter 1 Harry Potter in Review Chapter 2 You've Got to Have Theory Chapter 3 Method to My Madness Chapter 4 Analyzing Harry and Friends Chapter 5 Where Do We Go From Here?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742537798
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 164
  • ID: 9780742537798
  • weight: 263
  • ISBN10: 074253779X

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