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Harry Potter and the Millennials

Harry Potter and the Millennials

Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation

  • Author: Anthony Gierzynski
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421410346
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 136
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Without a doubt, the Harry Potter series has had a powerful effect on the Millennial Generation. Millions of children grew up immersed in the world of the boy wizard—reading the books, dressing up in costume to attend midnight book release parties, watching the movies, even creating and competing in Quidditch tournaments. Beyond what we know of the popularity of the series, however, nothing has been published on the question of the Harry Potter effect on the politics of its young readers—now voting adults. Looking to engage his students in exploring the connections between political opinion and popular culture, Anthony Gierzynski conducted a national survey of more than 1,100 college students. Harry Potter and the Millennials tells the fascinating story of how the team designed the study and gathered results, what conclusions can and cannot be drawn about Millennial politics, and the challenges social scientists face in studying political science, sociology, and mass communication. -- M. Kent Jennings, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Harry Potter Generation

The Harry Potter Generation

Essays on Growing Up with the Series

  • Author: Emily Lauer,Balaka Basu
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476635528
  • Category:
  • Page: 218
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The generation of readers most heavily impacted by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series—those who grew up alongside “the boy who lived”—have come of age. They are poised to become teachers, parents, critics and writers, and many of their views and choices will be influenced by the literary revolution in which they were immersed. This collection of new essays explores the many different ways in which Harry Potter has shaped this generation’s views on everything from politics to identity to pedagogical spaces online. It seeks to determine how the books have affected fans’ understanding of their place in the world and their capacity to create it anew.

The Harry Potter Generation

The Harry Potter Generation

Essays on Growing Up with the Series

  • Author: Emily Lauer,Balaka Basu
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 147667003X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 218
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The generation of readers most heavily impacted by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series—those who grew up alongside “the boy who lived”—have come of age. They are poised to become teachers, parents, critics and writers, and many of their views and choices will be influenced by the literary revolution in which they were immersed. This collection of new essays explores the many different ways in which Harry Potter has shaped this generation’s views on everything from politics to identity to pedagogical spaces online. It seeks to determine how the books have affected fans’ understanding of their place in the world and their capacity to create it anew.

Understanding Y

Understanding Y

  • Author: Charlie Caruso
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0730313816
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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The ultimate expose of the Misunderstood Millennials Understanding Y is a fresh and incisive book that offers a better understanding, appreciation and awareness of the Millennial generation. In this groundbreaking work, author Charlie Caruso has amassed a diverse array of papers, articles and journals from prominent individuals, noted entrepreneurs and bestselling authors who collectively explore how Gen Y thinks, interacts and works. Understanding Y gives insight into the generation and examines their motivations and passions. Understanding Y: #andYyoushould provides a refreshingly comprehensive and candid account of the current disconnect between reality and perception surrounding the Millennial cohort. The impressive list of contributors and collaborators each bring their unique insight to explore the myths, facts and motivators behind this generation. Contributors include notables such as David Burstein, author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World, Ryan Heath, author of Please F* Off: It's Our Turn Now, Bernard Salt, author, demographer and social commentator; and many more. Discover how to motivate, lead, inform, educate, integrate and collaborate with Millenials Learn what experts have to share about the psychology that drives Millenials Uncover the motivators and passions that excite this up-and-coming generation This is a book that offers anyone who interacts with the Millennial generation a humorous, educational, statistical, theoretical and conversational journey for connecting with Gen Y.

Managing the Millennials

Managing the Millennials

Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today's Workforce

  • Author: Chip Espinoza,Mick Ukleja,Craig Rusch
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470606735
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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A valuable tool for anyone who wants to effectively manage and motivate twenty-something workers Many books are being published on how to manage employees of the "millennial" generation, but the solutions offered are anecdotal at best. Backed by years of serious research, Managing the Millennials provides managers of all ages with specific recommendations and tools for engaging this burgeoning demographic-some 78 million strong. Each chapter shares relevant interviews, case studies, and offers research-backed ideas and best practices to help any organization and their leaders address the challenges generational diversity presents. Answering the perplexing question of how does one lead and manage younger employees, this book Offers research-based guidance on getting the most from twenty-something employees Answers common questions and outlines practical solutions for building better relationships between the younger workers and the people who manage them Includes a Special Offer with immediate benefit to readers: access to the authors' Generational Rapport Inventory (GRI), a tool that measures a managers competencies and identifies strengths and weaknesses in dealing with Millennials. Accompanied by an associate web site, leadingthemillennials.com, offering a weekly blog addressing generational diversity issues in the workplace Insightful and practical, Managing the Millennials is a valuable tool for millions of managers globally whose job it is to manage and motivate their twenty-something workers.

The Millennial Mentality

The Millennial Mentality

More than Memes, Cats, & Mishaps

  • Author: Elan M Carson
  • Publisher: Elan Carson
  • ISBN: 099131462X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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Millennials have heard all of the cultural criticisms and backlash; we are bemoaned a generation of entitlement and nicknamed monikers such as Gen Why?, Internet Generation, MyPod Generation, and the Boomerang Generation. As a Millennial, I can tell you that yes, our value systems have changed, our beliefs have expanded to be more inclusive, and our career goals have shifted to prioritize happiness and self-fulfillment over workplace cubicles in gray-scale offices. We may not be homeowners with 2.5 children grasping mid-rung on a corporate ladder, but we are cat owners and we are adaptable to change, creatively crowdfunding ways to support our projects and goals. In this book learn about the mentality of Millennials and where we stand when it comes to racism, LGBT+ rights, body image, and other divisive issues all while surviving as delayed adults.

What's Your Presentation Persona? Discover Your Unique Communication Style and Succeed in Any Arena

What's Your Presentation Persona? Discover Your Unique Communication Style and Succeed in Any Arena

  • Author: Scott Schwertly,Sunday Mancini
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 1259860647
  • Category: Business & Economics
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A practical guide based on a proprietary skill assessment tool—a Myers-Briggs for presenters—that provides tips and strategies that address the core element for becoming a successful presenter: YOU What kind of presenter are you? Are you charming? Purposeful? Informative? Inspiring? Do you have natural charisma? A clear message? A powerful vision? What’s Your Presentation Persona? is a revolutionary guide based on Badge, the first-of-its-kind proprietary skill assessment tool―a Myers-Briggs for presenters―that provides strategies and tips that address the core element for becoming a successful presenter: YOU. This groundbreaking book identifies 16 presentation personas, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, and shows you how to leverage your unique qualities to become a more powerful, persuasive, and successful presenter. Take the self-assessment test in the book and discover your persona. Are you: • The Director: a respected leader with an empathetic core (Oprah Winfrey or Ned Stark from Game of Thrones) • The Captivator: a charismatic presenter with a natural, unrehearsed flair (Gary Vaynerchuk or Captain Kirk from Star Trek) • The Producer: a successful speaker who believes in hard work—not luck (Martin Luther King Jr. or Walter White from Breaking Bad) • The Scholar: an always-curious learner informed by their own wisdom (Elon Musk or Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter) • The Liberator: an optimistic visionary who loves to inspire (Tony Robbins or William Wallace from Braveheart) The key to reaching others is knowing who you are. Get to know yourself. Build on your strengths. Work on your weaknesses. Learn how to deliver your message with confidence, charisma, humor, and authenticity. Be yourself—but better. Once you’ve mastered your presentation persona, explore others you’d like to experiment with and learn from. Incorporate techniques into your unique style to become the strongest, most well-rounded communicator you can be―so you can razzle-dazzle any audience on any topic anytime.

Millennial Fandom

Millennial Fandom

Television Audiences in the Transmedia Age

  • Author: Louisa Ellen Stein
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • ISBN: 1609383559
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 217
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In an ambitious study encompassing a wide range of media texts, including popular television series like "Kyle XY," "Glee," "Gossip Girl," "Veronica Mars," and "Pretty Little Liars" and online works like "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries," as well as fan texts from blog posts and tweets to remix videos, YouTube posts, and image-sharing streams, author Louisa Ellen Stein traces the circulation of the contradictory tropes of millennial hope and millennial noir. Looking at what millennials do with digital technology demonstrates the molding impact of commercial representations, and at the same time reveals how millennials are undermining, negotiating, and changing those narratives.

Serving Online Customers

Serving Online Customers

Lessons for Libraries from the Business World

  • Author: Donald A. Barclay
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0810887339
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 232
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To compete in the digital age, libraries must provide outstanding customer service to their virtual users. Serving Online Customers: Lessons for Libraries from the Business World is a practical guide to help libraries adopt and adapt the best practices of e-business for their own online operations.

Campus Activities Programming

Campus Activities Programming

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: College students
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