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The dark fantastic : race and the imagination from Harry Potter to The hunger games, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Label
The dark fantastic : race and the imagination from Harry Potter to The hunger games
Title
The dark fantastic
Title remainder
race and the imagination from Harry Potter to The hunger games
Statement of responsibility
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children's publishing, but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world. When characters of color do appear, they are often marginalized or subjected to violence, reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter. In an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction, Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some popular stories of the early 21st century and reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.8766093552
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.F27
LC item number
T475 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Postmillennial pop
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • African Americans
  • Literature and race
  • Storytelling in mass media
Label
The dark fantastic : race and the imagination from Harry Potter to The hunger games, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The dark fantastic : race and the imagination gap
  • Toward a theory of the dark fantastic
  • Lamentations of a Mockingjay : The hunger games' Rue and racial innocence in the dark fantastic
  • A queen out of place : dark fantastic dreaming and the spacetime politics of Gwen in BBC's Merlin
  • The curious case of Bonnie Bennett : The vampire diaries and the monstrous contradiction of the dark fantastic
  • Hermione is black : a postscript on Harry Potter and the crisis of infinite dark fantastic worlds
  • Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
on1057297554
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781479800650
Lccn
2018042917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057297554
Label
The dark fantastic : race and the imagination from Harry Potter to The hunger games, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The dark fantastic : race and the imagination gap
  • Toward a theory of the dark fantastic
  • Lamentations of a Mockingjay : The hunger games' Rue and racial innocence in the dark fantastic
  • A queen out of place : dark fantastic dreaming and the spacetime politics of Gwen in BBC's Merlin
  • The curious case of Bonnie Bennett : The vampire diaries and the monstrous contradiction of the dark fantastic
  • Hermione is black : a postscript on Harry Potter and the crisis of infinite dark fantastic worlds
  • Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
on1057297554
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781479800650
Lccn
2018042917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057297554

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