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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,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.

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

Millennial Mythmaking

Millennial Mythmaking

Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Films and Games

  • Author: John Perlich,David Whitt
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786455926
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 212
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Contemporary myths, particularly science fiction and fantasy texts, can provide commentary on who we are as a culture, what we have created, and where we are going. These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey. Modern examples of myths from various sources such as Planet of the Apes, Wicked, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Spirited Away; the Harry Potter series; and Second Life are analyzed as creative mythology and a representation of contemporary culture and emerging technology.

Millennial Makeover

Millennial Makeover

MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics

  • Author: Morley Winograd,Michael D. Hais
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813544661
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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This new in paperback edition includes a new afterword written specifically for this volume. Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais review the developments of the 2008 presidential election and demonstrate how the coming of age of a millennial generation and the expansion of a new communication technology produced another realignment, just as these twin forces of change have done throughout U.S. history.

The Political Effects of Entertainment Media

The Political Effects of Entertainment Media

How Fictional Worlds Affect Real World Political Perspectives

  • Author: Anthony Gierzynski
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1498573991
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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This book provides theory and empirical research on entertainment media’s effects on political perspectives. Included are experimental and survey research on the impact of shows such as Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and The Colbert Report, the genre of science fiction, and villain and leader character types.

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.

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.

The Total Survey Error Approach

The Total Survey Error Approach

A Guide to the New Science of Survey Research

  • Author: Herbert F. Weisberg
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226891291
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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In 1939, George Gallup's American Institute of Public Opinion published a pamphlet optimistically titled The New Science of Public Opinion Measurement. At the time, though, survey research was in its infancy, and only now, six decades later, can public opinion measurement be appropriately called a science, based in part on the development of the total survey error approach. Herbert F. Weisberg's handbook presents a unified method for conducting good survey research centered on the various types of errors that can occur in surveys—from measurement and nonresponse error to coverage and sampling error. Each chapter is built on theoretical elements drawn from specific disciplines, such as social psychology and statistics, and follows through with detailed treatments of the specific types of error and their potential solutions. Throughout, Weisberg is attentive to survey constraints, including time and ethical considerations, as well as controversies within the field and the effects of new technology on the survey process—from Internet surveys to those completed by phone, by mail, and in person. Practitioners and students will find this comprehensive guide particularly useful now that survey research has assumed a primary place in both public and academic circles.

The Art of the Animal

The Art of the Animal

Fourteen Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat

  • Author: Kathryn Eddy,L.A. Watson
  • Publisher: Lantern Books
  • ISBN: 1590564928
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 200
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Featuring work by the editors, Nava Atlas, Sunaura Taylor, Yvette Watt, Angela Singer, Hester Jones, Suzy Gonzalez, Renee Lauzon, Olaitan Callender- Scott, Patricia Denys, Maria Lux, and Lynn Mowson, The Art of the Animal explores contemporary women artists’ engagement with how women and animals are depicted and treated. The book was inspired by The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams, who has written an afterword. The foreword is by Keri Cronin, Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Brock University, Canada. Carolyn Merino Mullin, director of the Museum of Animals and Society in Los Angeles, for which the book serves as a catalogue for an exhibition of the artists’ work in Fall 2015, has also contributed an essay.

The Magicians

The Magicians

A Novel

  • Author: Lev Grossman
  • Publisher: Viking Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 402
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Haboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive college of magic and rigorously educated in modern sorcery.

Hello Gen Z

Hello Gen Z

Engaging the Generation of Post-Millennials

  • Author: Claire Madden
  • Publisher: Hello Clarity
  • ISBN: 0648170411
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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Saving American Elections

Saving American Elections

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cambria Press
  • ISBN: 1621968316
  • Category:
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Frog and Toad Quartet: The Complete Collection

Frog and Toad Quartet: The Complete Collection

I Can Read Level 2: Frog and Toad are Friends, Frog and Toad Together, Frog and Toad All Year, Days with Frog and Toad

  • Author: Arnold Lobel
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062374362
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Celebrate the power of friendship with the beloved Frog and Toad stories by award-winning author and illustrator Arnold Lobel. This collection contains all four Frog and Toad I Can Read books: Frog and Toad Are Friends (a Caldecott Honor Book), Frog and Toad Together (a Newbery Honor Book); Frog and Toad All Year (an ALA Notable Children's Book), and Days with Frog and Toad (an ALA Notable Children's Book). No matter what kind of adventure they find themselves on, one thing is certain: Frog and Toad will always be together.

The Amish and the Media

The Amish and the Media

  • Author: Diane Zimmerman Umble,David L. Weaver-Zercher
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 0801887895
  • Category: History
  • Page: 275
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"Of all the religious groups in contemporary America, few demonstrate as many reservations toward the media as do the Old Order Amish. Yet these attention-wary citizens have become a media phenomenon, featured in films, novels, magazines, newspapers, and television - from Witness, Amish in the City, and Devil's Playground to the intense news coverage of the 2006 Nickel Mines School shooting. But the Old Order Amish are more than media subjects. Despite their separatist tendencies, they use their own media networks to sustain Amish culture. Chapters in the collection examine the influence of Amish-produced newspapers and books, along with the role of informal spokespeople in Old Order communities.".

Millennials of New York

Millennials of New York

  • Author: Connor Toole,Alec Macdonald
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501143085
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 256
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Collection of quotes by Generation Y (Millennials) interviewed in New York City.

Millennials Rising

Millennials Rising

The Next Great Generation

  • Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307557944
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.

Money rules

Money rules

financing elections in America

  • Author: Anthony Gierzynski
  • Publisher: Westview Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 141
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The role of money in the U.S. electoral process has become more and more controversial in recent years. Following the Buckley ruling and other legislation in 1996, candidates and political parties are free to raise virtually unlimited “soft” money, making money perhaps the most significant factor in a campaign’s success. In Money Rules, Anthony Gierzynski theorizes that, under our current system of financing elections, our political process has tilted too far in favor of political freedom, at the expense of political equality. Gierzynski examines the historical roots of the campaign finance dilemma, demonstrates its effects on the local, state, and national levels, and projects the long-term outcomes for American politics.

Kids These Days

Kids These Days

The Making of Millennials

  • Author: Malcolm Harris
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN: 9780316510851
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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"The first major accounting of the millennial generation written by someone who belongs to it." -- Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker "The best, most comprehensive work of social and economic analysis about our benighted generation." --Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens "The kind of brilliantly simple idea that instantly clarifies an entire area of culture."--William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature. We've gotten so used to sloppy generational analysis filled with dumb clichés about young people that we've lost sight of what really unites Millennials. Namely: - We are the most educated and hard-working generation in American history. - We poured historic and insane amounts of time and money into preparing ourselves for the 21st century labor market. - We have been taught to consider working for free (homework, internships) a privilege for our own benefit. - We are poorer, more medicated, and more precariously employed than our parents, grandparents, even our great grandparents, with less of a social safety net to boot. Kids These Days, is about why. In brilliant, crackling prose, early Wall Street occupier Malcolm Harris gets mercilessly real about our maligned birth cohort. Examining trends like runaway student debt, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, and more, Harris gives us a portrait of what it means to be young in America today that will wake you up and piss you off. Millennials were the first generation raised explicitly as investments, Harris argues, and in Kids These Days he dares us to confront and take charge of the consequences now that we are grown up.

Hooked Up

Hooked Up

A New Generation's Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World

  • Author: Jack Myers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780985550806
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
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After two decades of technological disruption, economic collapse, social upheaval, political polarization and a war on terror, one generation carries on its shoulders the responsibility to return us to a time of social balance and economic growth. The Hooked Up Generation was born into disruption, but is destined to lead the world into a transcendental period of tolerance and peace. They are hooked on the Internet, hooked together by the Internet, and hooking up in relationships managed and defined by the Internet. Jack Myers tells you why today s college students may prove to be the next Great Generation and possibly the greatest generation of the 21st century. The Hooked Up Generation will make you hopeful about its future and yours. Once again, Jack Myers has his fingers on the pulse on the very latest, the impulses of the kids who will one day run the whole show, and he has the statistics to back up his cogent insights. This is by turns an absorbing, disturbing and ultimately indispensable account of a hugely misunderstood demographic group that will shape our future. Myers clearly has done his homework and the result is this superb study. Ken Burns, Filmmaker At the Newhouse School, we are living with the Hooked Up Generation and experiencing the extraordinary transformation that Jack Myers has brilliantly captured. This is a must read for educators, parents and all those who care about the next generation of leaders. Lorraine Branham, Dean, S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University These Internet Pioneers, born between 1991 and 1995, are not like us. They absorbed the Internet like a native language while the rest of us struggled to learn it. Any time now, these pioneers will be commanding the agenda and we d better understand them. Hooked Up is the best guide to the future that I ve yet come across. Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP Group The Hooked Up Generation is rewriting feminism, sexuality, politics, education, language, relationships, and media. This accessible and fascinating book brings new insights into how our cyber-society is shaping a captivating generation. The message is clear: the Hooked Up Generation offers hope for the future of our planet. Mary Brabeck, Dean of the Steinhardt School, New York University

The Dumbest Generation

The Dumbest Generation

How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)

  • Author: Mark Bauerlein
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440636893
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.