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Book chapter

Harry Potter Fandom and Narratives of Inequality in the United States Presidential Election of 2016

P. 72-87.
Pronkina E., Medvedev S.

The narrative of inequality has always played a prominent role in the

way the Harry Potter fandom reflects on the issues of the actual world. This

essay explores how Harry Potter fans negotiated the 2016 United States pres-

idential race and made sense of their own political participation by using

representations of inequality from the Harry Potter storyworld. We argue

that the Harry Potter universe has effectively transcended the realm of pure

fantasy and become a site of political r e- imagining, engagement and activism.

We begin with conceptualizing inequality to see what types of inequality are

present in J.K. Rowling’s story about “the boy who lived.”

In book

Bell C. E., Bernard B., Martinez K. D. et al. United States of America: McFarland and Company, Inc, 2019.