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Title Of bread, blood, and the Hunger Games [electronic resource] : critical essays on the Suzanne Collins trilogy / edited by Mary F. Pharr and Leisa A. Clark.
Published Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  PS3603.O4558 Z84 2012eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (x, 245 p.)
Series Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy 35
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 35.
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Contents Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface by Leisa A. Clark; Introduction by Mary F. Pharr and Leisa A. Clark; Part I. History, Politics, Economics and Culture; 1. Panem in America: Crisis Economics and a Call for Political Engagement by Bill Clemente; 2. Absolute Power Games by Anthony Pavlik; 3. Communal Spectacle: Reshaping History and Memory through Violence by Gretchen Koenig; 4. Reflection in a Plastic Mirror* by Valerie Estelle Frankel; 5. Coal Dust and Ballads: Appalachia and District 12* by Tina L. Hanlon
6. The "Fine Reality of Hunger Satisfied": Food as Cultural Metaphor in Panem by Max DespainPart II. Ethics, Aesthetics and Identity; 7. Katniss Everdeen's Liminal Choices and the Foundations of Revolutionary Ethics by Guy Andre Risko; 8. Hungering for Righteousness: Music, Spirituality and Katniss Everdeen* by Tammy L. Gant; 9. Revolutionary Art in the Age of Reality TV by Katheryn Wright; 10. (Im)Mutable Natures: Animal, Human and Hybrid Horror* by Sharon D. King; 11. "Killer" Katniss and "Lover Boy" Peeta: Suzanne Collins's Defiance of Gender-Genred Reading by Ellyn Lem and Holly Hassel
12. Of Queer Necessity: Panem's Hunger Games as Gender Games by Jennifer MitchellPart III. Resistance, Surveillance and Simulacra; 13. Costuming the Resistance: The Female Spectacle of Rebellion by Amy L. Montz; 14. "Perhaps I Am Watching You Now": Panem's Panopticons by Kelley Wezner; 15. Fueling the Spectacle: Audience as "Gamemaker"* by Shannon R. Mortimore-Smith; 16. Simulacra, Sacrifice and Survival in The Hunger Games, Battle Royale, and The Running Man by Helen Day; Part IV. Thematic Parallels and Literary Traditions
17. The PR Wars: The Hunger Games Trilogy and Shakespeare's Second Henriad by Catherine R. Eskin18. The Masks of Femininity: Perceptions of the Feminine in The Hunger Games and Podkayne of Mars* by Rodney M. DeaVault; 19. The Child Soldier and the Self in Ender's Game and The Hunger Games by Sarah Outterson Murphy; 20. Apples to Oranges: The Heroines in Twilight and The Hunger Games by Amanda Firestone; 21. From the Boy Who Lived to the Girl Who Learned: Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen* by Mary F. Pharr
Dystopian and Postapocalyptic Fiction and Criticism: A Core Bibliography, with Emphasis on Young Adult Works by Leisa A. ClarkAbout the Contributors; Index;
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This collection of fresh essays on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy spans multiple disciplines. The contributors probe the trilogy's meaning using theories grounded in historicism, feminism, humanism, queer theory, as well as cultural, political, and media studies. The essayists demonstrate diverse perspectives regarding Collins's novels but their works have three elements in common: an appreciation of the trilogy as literature, a belief in its permanent value, and a need to share both appreciation and belief with fellow readers. The 21 essays that follow the context-setting introduction are gro.
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Subject Collins, Suzanne -- Criticism and interpretation.
Collins, Suzanne. Hunger Games (Series)
Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Related Names Clark, Leisa A., 1968-
Pharr, Mary.
Related To Print version: Pharr, Mary F. Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games : Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,c2012 9780786470198
ISBN 9781476600321 (electronic bk.)
1476600325 (electronic bk.)
Standard # 9786613852748
OCLC number 804665443