master's thesis
Stereotypes and Prejudices in the Magical World of Harry Potter

Jasmina Gagulić (2016)
TitleStereotypes and Prejudices in the Magical World of Harry Potter
AuthorJasmina Gagulić
Mentor(s)Biljana Oklopčić (thesis advisor)
This paper presents the analysis of stereotypes and prejudices in the Harry Potter series. The paper is divided into several parts, with the definition of stereotypes and the discussion about gender and house stereotypes in the first part of the paper and the definition and the discussion of prejudice, namely racial prejudice, in the second part. Stereotypes are challenged in the portrayal of many characters whose behavior calls into question traditional gender roles as well as the traits commonly associated with the four Hogwarts houses. Prejudices, on the other hand, exist as the social phenomenon connected to either a social class or a different magical race. The paper reaches a conclusion that the series exhibits a certain amount of stereotypes, especially in terms of house stereotypes, yet it also proposes the idea that it is difficult to write about gender stereotypes with the same certainty.
Parallel title (Croatian)Stereotipi i predrasude u čarobnom svijetu Harry Pottera
Committee MembersJadranka Zlomislić (committee chairperson)
Biljana Oklopčić (committee member)
Ljubica Matek (committee member)
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Theory and History of Literature
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Philology
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmePedagogy (double major)
Academic title abbreviationmag. paed.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-07-01
Parallel keywords (Croatian)J.K. Rowling Harry Potter gender stereotypes house stereotypes racial prejudice challenging stereotypes
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of use
CommitterBernardica Plašćak