Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy: A Literary and Cultural Analysis

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McFarland, Jul 12, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 206 pages
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This book addresses Suzanne Collins's work from a number of literary and cultural perspectives in an effort to better understand both its significance and its appeal. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the Hunger Games trilogy, drawing from literary studies, psychology, gender studies, media studies, philosophy, and cultural studies. An analytical rather than evaluative work, it dispenses with extended theoretical discussions and academic jargon. Assuming that readers are familiar with the entire trilogy, the book also avoids plot summary and character analysis, instead focusing on the significance of the story and its characters. It includes a biographical essay, glossaries, questions for further study, and an extensive bibliography. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
 

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

This is a phenomenal academic look at nearly every aspect of The Hunger Games. The topics and discussion thereof helped unlock new layers of the story to me as well as reveal a great deal about ... Read full review

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User Review  - cloudnrain - LibraryThing

This was a very interesting book to read especially because I am a huge hunger games fan. It really helped when I wrote my jan term paper on the series. Read full review

Contents

Preface
2
Introduction
5
A Biography
13
The Hunger Games Trilogy as a Literary Production
23
Identity Gender and Transgression
44
Conflict Representation and Activism
63
Intelligent Practice Ethics and Law
80
Reality Television and the Hunger Games Trilogy
95
Trauma Recovery and Narrative
125
The Hunger Games Trilogy as Digital Text
139
Glossary of Terms
157
Glossary of Characters
166
Questions for Further Study
172
Bibliography
181
Index
191
Copyright

The Lessons of Panem and District 13
108

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The late Tom Henthorne was an associate professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University and director of the American Studies program. He was the author of numerous articles on topics ranging from Cyberspace to Star Wars and wrote a book on Joseph Conrad’s early, postcolonial fiction.

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