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Harry Potter and International Relations

Harry Potter and International Relations

  • Author: Daniel H. Nexon,Iver B. Neumann
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742539594
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 245
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Drawing on a range of historical and sociological sources, this work shows how aspects of Harry's world contain aspects of our own. It also includes chapters on the political economy of the franchise, and on the problems of studying popular culture.

Harry Potter and International Relations

Harry Potter and International Relations

  • Author: Daniel H. Nexon,Iver B. Neumann, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and author of Russia and the Idea of Europe.
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1461637236
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Why not take seriously the claim that Harry Potter's world intertwines with our own? In this timely yet otherworldly volume, more than a dozen scholars of international relations join hands to demonstrate how this well-loved artifact of popular culture reflects and shapes our own lifeworld. A wide range of historical and sociological sources shows how Harry's world contains aspects of our own. Practices such as quidditch dovetail quite clearly with 'muggle' sports, and the very British-ness of the books has, in translation into languages such as Turkish and Arabic, been transformed to reflect these unique cultures. Chapters on the political economy of the franchise as well as the scholarly problems of studying popular culture frame what is essentially a highly info-taining read.

Harry Potter and international relations

Harry Potter and international relations

  • Author: Daniel H. Nexon,Iver B. Neumann
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
  • ISBN: 9780742539587
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 245
  • View: 870
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Why not take seriously the claim that Harry Potter's world intertwines with our own? In this timely yet otherworldly volume, more than a dozen scholars of international relations join hands to demonstrate how this well-loved artifact of popular culture reflects and shapes our own lifeworld. A wide range of historical and sociological sources shows how Harry's world contains aspects of our own. Practices such as quidditch dovetail quite clearly with muggle sports, and the very British-ness of the books has, in translation into languages such as Turkish and Arabic, been transformed to reflect these unique cultures. Chapters on the political economy of the franchise as well as the scholarly problems of studying popular culture frame what is essentially a highly info-taining read. A landmark in muggle studies The Daily Prophet.

Reporting from the Front

Reporting from the Front

The Media and the Military

  • Author: Judith L. Sylvester,Suzanne Huffman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742530607
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 266
  • View: 453
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During what some have called the "most televised war in history," did journalistic objectivity fall by the wayside? Were the experiences of embedded journalists in Iraq markedly different from reporters who went on their own? Reporting from the Front is a provocative look at media and the Iraq War spanning issues from basic reporting and coverage to ethical dilemmas, personal safety, and training with the military. Featuring interviews with journalists such as Anne Garrels and Ivan Watson of NPR and Bob Schieffer and Byron Pitts of CBS, among others, Reporting from the Front offers personal insights from a wide range of correspondents, producers, editors, photojournalists, media managers, and military and defense officials about reporting on Iraq as well as on previous wars and other conflicts."

The Politics of Harry Potter

The Politics of Harry Potter

  • Author: B. Barratt
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113701654X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 182
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This political analysis of Harry Potter uses the beloved wizarding world to introduce readers to the equally murky and intimidating world of politics. Rowling's work provides us with entries into all of the most important political questions in history, from terrorism and human rights to the classic foundations of political thought.

The International Relations of Middle-earth

The International Relations of Middle-earth

Learning from The Lord of the Rings

  • Author: Abigail E. Ruane,Patrick James
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472051822
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 243
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The Lord of the Rings trilogy sheds light on issues of real-world international relations

Battlestar Galactica and International Relations

Battlestar Galactica and International Relations

  • Author: Nicholas J. Kiersey,Iver B. Neumann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415632811
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 222
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Looking at a television franchise like Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is no longer news within the discipline of International Relations. A growing number of scholars in and out of IR are studying the importance of cultural artifacts - popular or otherwise - for the phenomena that make up the core of our discipline. The genre of science fiction offers the analyst an opportunity that cannot be matched by more mimetic genres, namely the chance to look at how sets of widely-circulating expectations of the social serve to constrain authors as they work to introduce as yet unexplored problematiques, the fantasy aspect in much of science fiction storytelling is premised simply on a material difference. As such, while the physical setting of a science fiction tale might appear novel, its imaginative life world will likely retain many elements of the world we already live in and which we can readily recognize as similar to our own. For Critical IR scholarship then, BSG presents an opportunity to examine how these purported homologies or elements of redundancy between the fantastic and the real have been drawn and perhaps to consider, too, whether the show can teach us things about world politics, its various logics and structures, which we might not otherwise be sensitive to. Tackling some of the key contemporary issues in IR, the writers of BSG have taken on a range of important political themes and issues, including the legitimacy of military government, the tactical utility of genocide, and even the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence technologies for the very category of what it means to be 'human'. The contributors in this book explore in depth the argument that one of the most important aspects of popular culture is to naturalize or normalise a certain social order by further entrenching the expectations of social behaviour upon which our mentalities of rule are founded. This work will be of interest to student and scholars of international relations, popular culture and security studies.

Harry Potter and the Millennials

Harry Potter and the Millennials

Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation

  • Author: Anthony Gierzynski,Kathryn Eddy
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421410338
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 118
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Harry Potter and the Millennials tells the fascinating story of how the team designed the study and gathered results, explains what conclusions can and cannot be drawn, and reveals the challenges social scientists face in studying political science, sociology, and mass communication. Specifically, the evidence indicates that Harry Potter fans are more open to diversity and are more politically tolerant than nonfans; fans are also less authoritarian, less likely to support the use of deadly force or torture, more politically active, and more likely to have had a negative view of the Bush administration. Furthermore, these differences do not disappear when controlling for other important predictors of these perspectives, lending support to the argument that the series indeed had an independent effect on its audience. In this clear and cogent account, Gierzynski demonstrates how social scientists develop and design research questions and studies.

Peace and Resistance in Youth Cultures

Peace and Resistance in Youth Cultures

Reading the Politics of Peacebuilding from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games

  • Author: Siobhan McEvoy-Levy
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137498714
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 422
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This book offers a rationale for and ways of reading popular culture for peace. It argues that we can improve peacebuilding theory and practice through examining popular culture’s youth revolutionaries and their outcomes - from their digital and plastic renderings to their living embodiments in local struggles for justice. The study combines insights from post-structural, post-colonial, feminist, youth studies and peace and conflict studies theories to analyze the literary themes, political uses, and cultural impacts of two hit book series – Harry Potter and The Hunger Games – tracing how these works have been transformed into visible political practices, including social justice advocacy and government propaganda in the War on Terror. Pop culture production and consumption help maintain global hierarchies of inequality and structural violence but can also connect people across divisions through fandom participation. Including chapters on fan activism, fan fiction, Guantanamo Bay detention center, youth as a discursive construct in IR, and the merchandizing and tourism opportunities connected with The Hunger Games, the book argues that through taking youth-oriented pop culture seriously, we can better understand the local, global and transnational spaces, discourses, and the relations of power, within which meanings and practices of peace are known, negotiated, encoded and obstructed.

Guide to International Relations and Diplomacy

Guide to International Relations and Diplomacy

  • Author: Michael Graham Fry,Erik Goldstein,Richard Langhorne
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1623566037
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 584
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This encyclopedic-style guide to international relations and diplomacy consists of 900 entries, arranged broadly by key concepts, such as diplomatic relations; diplomatic agreements; force and diplomacy; doctrines; policies and tactics, etc. moving from the general and structural issues of the global system to more detailed events, crises and war. The editors draw together a large quantity of background and contextual information on the evolution and functioning of the global international system in one volume. It covers the time period from the Vienna Congress in 1815 to the present.

Otherworldly Politics

Otherworldly Politics

The International Relations of Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica

  • Author: Stephen Benedict Dyson
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421417162
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
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"To the extent that politics involves decision-making amidst an array of competing values, most of human interaction may be understood as political. For students of international relations and political science, it can be a daunting task to evaluate value propositions in debate and discussion of issues with equally compelling opposing sides. Fictions found in storybooks, on the stage, and on the silver screen, however, offer scenarios in which value propositions may be sorted out as low-stakes case studies. To help his students think critically about international relations and politics, Stephen Benedict Dyson has found that using the fictional realities of three different television and cable programs, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Game of Thrones, so thoroughly engages his students in the classrooms that conversations frequently spill out into the hallways after class and onto Blackboard discussion groups. Students' strong grasp of these shows' events, themes, characters, and plot lines allow them to more easily understand the theory of international relations and politics and then translate that theory into contemporary political scenarios"--

The Waves of Time

The Waves of Time

Long-Term Change and International Relations

  • Author: K. R. Dark
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474288316
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Since the end of the Cold War, analysts of international politics have given much greater attention to issues of change. It has become increasingly clear to specialists from many fields that any understanding of large-scale political change must encompass far longer timescales than has been usual in the study of world politics, and must incorporate multi-disciplinary perspectives. This book evaluates and draws on relevant theoretical approaches from other disciplines such as sociology, economics, geography, history, anthropology and archaeology, as well as evolutionary theory and the mathematical study of complexity. Using an epistemological framework, Dark sets out a theory of long-term world political change: the theory of 'Macrodynamics'. This is then applied to historical, anthropological and archaeological data to explain the changing forms of political organization, from the earliest human societies to the late twentieth century. The resulting analysis is a reinterpretation of the processes of global political change in the past and present. This, in turn, opens new areas of enquiry in the study of international relations and has profound implications for how we understand the changing world of today.

God and International Relations

God and International Relations

Christian Theology and World Politics

  • Author: Mika Luoma-Aho
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 144112232X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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Religion is prevalent in world politics today, and international relation theory is at pains to understand and explain this phenomenon. This unique study aims to introduce political theology as an appropriate tool to the study of international relations. In accordance with the political theology of Carl Schmitt, which states that modern political concepts are secularized theological concepts, the work questions the "secular" foundations of contemporary international relations theory. Thus it reveals the Christian foundations of the discipline of international relations and delivers a critique of some of its most fundamental theoretical elements, such as its secular view of religion as part of the "irrational," its deification of the political form of the nation state, and its negation of theism in its understanding of responsibility in world politics. The result is a primer on how international relations and its studies have grown out of the political imagination of Christian theology. It will appeal to anyone interested in critical approaches to the field as well as in politics and religion, political theory, and political theology.

Harry Potter and the Art of Spying

Harry Potter and the Art of Spying

  • Author: Lynn M. Boughey,Peter Earnest
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781940014142
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 618
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The Harry Potter series is more than just a story about a young wizard who saves the world from He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The seven-book saga is an excellent primer on spying, intelligence, and politics. Join spy novelist Lynn Boughey and thirty-six-year CIA veteran and executive director of the International Spy Museum Peter Earnest as they review the spy craft employed and celebrated in J.K. Rowling's bestselling books. From the invisibility cloak to house passwords to Fred and George Weasley's Extendable Ears, Harry Potter & the Art of Spying is full of spy lessons for the secret-agent-in-training in the Muggle realm. Learn how to break secret codes, gather intelligence, read character's motives, and why Severus Snape is the best double agent ever.

European Values in International Relations

European Values in International Relations

  • Author: Vilho Harle
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474291317
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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This book focuses on the problems and issues surrounding the idea of Europeanism. The theory that common values would form the basis of a single European identity is argued against and the contributors concentrate on dualistic distinctions, especially the dichotomy of friend and enemy in European political and international thought, and suggest alternatives to them.

International Relations

International Relations

A Handbook of Current Theory

  • Author: Margot Light,A.J.R. Groom
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474286895
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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International Relations offers a guide to the state of International Relations theory during the Cold War. It provides a critical commentary on the literature of the time and covers all aspects of this discipline in detail.

International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

  • Author: B. A. Roberson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826452245
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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A critical appreciation of the development of the international society idea and its influence on and relation to the development of the international relations theory. A critical look is taken at the intellectual development of key members of the English School. The concept of the School itself and the place of the School's theory in contemporary international relations approaches are examined.

Guide to the Harry Potter Novels

Guide to the Harry Potter Novels

  • Author: Julia Eccleshare
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826453174
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 114
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Provides information on the plots and characters in the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling.

Religion and Politics in International Relations

Religion and Politics in International Relations

The Modern Myth

  • Author: Timothy Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441195351
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 296
  • View: 4751
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Scholars in International Relations concerned with religion and its relations to world politics are rhetorically constructing a powerful modern myth. A component of this myth is that religion is inherently violent and irrational unless controlled by the secular state, which is inherently rational and only reluctantly violent. Timothy Fitzgerald discusses how, in this modern myth, "religion" appears as a force of nature which either assists or threatens the sacred secular order of things, and how religion is portrayed as a kind of universal essence which takes many forms, its recent most dangerous manifestation being "Islamic terrorism". This book illustrates that the essential distinction between irrational religion and rational secular politics appears as an unquestioned preconception on the basis of which policy is conducted, countries invaded and wars fought. Arguing that this rhetorical construction of religion provides the foundation for faith in the rationality of modern liberal capitalism, Fitzgerald demonstrates how a historically contingent discourse has been transformed into a powerful set of global assumptions.

Teaching with Harry Potter

Teaching with Harry Potter

Essays on Classroom Wizardry from Elementary School to College

  • Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786472014
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling's books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanfiction, splicing video clips, or exploring Rowling's new website, Pottermore. Harry Potter continues to open new doors to learning.