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Contesting binarisms in Harry Potter : creative rejigging, or gender tokenism?

Devlin-Glass, Frances 2005, Contesting binarisms in Harry Potter : creative rejigging, or gender tokenism?, English in Australia, vol. 144, Summer, pp. 50-63.

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Title Contesting binarisms in Harry Potter : creative rejigging, or gender tokenism?
Author(s) Devlin-Glass, Frances
Journal name English in Australia
Volume number 144
Season Summer
Start page 50
End page 63
Publisher Heinemann Educational on behalf of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0155-2147
Keyword(s) English (second language)
gender bias
gender equity
gender stereotypes
novels
stereotypes
Summary This paper arises out of curiosity inspired by four Japanese women students' consumption in English of the entire Harry Potter series (five increasingly lengthy books) in 2003, and it asks whether the six novels are regressive or creative on gender grounds. In a series which pivots around binaries and rarely complicates them, does gender come in for the same treatment? In updating the schoolboy/schoolgirl and action/magic genres and locating them in a co-ed setting, does the author of Harry Potter write as a woman or does she cling to regressive gender scripts?
Language eng
Field of Research 200503 British and Irish Literature
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003395

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