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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

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.

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.

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.

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 Science of Happily Ever After

The Science of Happily Ever After

What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love

  • Author: Ty Tashiro
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 037389290X
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 278
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Examines the science behind choosing a mate and reveals actionable tips for finding love, in an exploration that draws on research from such fields as demography, sociology, and psychology.

The Magicians

The Magicians

A Novel

  • Author: Lev Grossman
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101082283
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.” —George R.R. Martin “Sad, hilarious, beautiful, and essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy.” —Joe Hill “A very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre.” —John Green “The Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel I’ve read this century.” —Cory Doctorow “This gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels in order to upend them . . . an unexpectedly moving coming-of-age story.” —The New Yorker “The best urban fantasy in years.” —A.V. Club Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. . . . The prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician's Land, The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination.

Millennials and the Moments That Made Us

Millennials and the Moments That Made Us

A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present

  • Author: Shaun Scott
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1785355848
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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A generation on the move, a country on the brink, and a young author's search to find out how we got here. Millennials and the Moments That Made Us is a cultural history of the United States, as seen through the eyes of the largest, most diverse, and most disprivileged generation in American history. The book is a relatable pop culture history that critiques the capitalist status quo our generation inherited - a critical tour of the music, movies, books, TV shows, and technology that have defined us and our times.

UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age

UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age

Millennial Conspiracism

  • Author: David G. Robertson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474253229
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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How-and why- were UFOs so prevalent in both conspiracy theories and the New Age milieu in the post-Cold War period? In this ground-breaking book, David G. Robertson argues that UFOs symbolized an uncertainty about the boundaries between scientific knowledge and other ways of validating knowledge, and thus became part of a shared vocabulary. Through historical and ethnographic case studies of three prominent figures-novelist and abductee Whitley Strieber; environmentalist and reptilian proponent David Icke; and David Wilcock, alleged reincarnation of Edgar Cayce-the investigation reveals that millennial conspiracism offers an explanation as to why the prophesied New Age failed to arrive-it was prevented from arriving by malevolent, hidden others. Yet millennial conspiracism constructs a counter-elite, a gnostic third party defined by their special knowledge. An overview of the development of UFO subcultures from the perspective of religious studies, UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age is an innovative application of discourse analysis to the study of present day alternative religion.

Millennial women

Millennial women

  • Author: Virginia Kidd
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 305
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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.

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.

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.

Deep Breaths

Deep Breaths

The New Mom’s Handbook to Your Baby's First Year

  • Author: Michelle Pearson
  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
  • ISBN: 1633536440
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 213
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Millennial moms: You've survived pregnancy and now you have a newborn baby and you're entering your first year of newborn care. What's next? Deep Breaths: The New Mom’s Handbook to Your Baby's First Year is Michelle Pearson's debut book. In her newborn baby book, this YouTube mom of 5 details: what to expect during pregnancy or what to expect during the first year of motherhood the importance of finding your mother tribe how to embrace motherhood with all of its ups and downs how to continue managing your career how to continue your social life Millennial moms: This isn’t your grandma’s parenting book. YouTube parenting vlogger, Michelle Pearson, brings her inspiring and motivating parenting stories, tips and tricks for the modern millennial mom. From what to expect as the pregnancy develops to the milestones within the first 12 months, Michelle knows that the journey will have highs, lows and the occasional unexpected surprise on social media. Starting a family and caring for the new baby: “Reading Michelle's journey as both a mom and a millennial woman, with hopes and admirations of her own, I couldn't help but feel like I was sitting down to coffee with a close friend, sharing some of our hardest and most beautiful struggles. Michelle's depiction of both the blessings and the challenges that every millennial mom faces, is raw, refreshing, and shows truly how unique the millennial generation is. Sharing her high moments, as well as the low- you get an intimate look into her life as both a young woman and also a mom who is passionate about everything she does. Millennials have both the advantage and the curse of social media, and Michelle so candidly speaks life and hope into a generation of moms who just want someone to tell them they're doing it "right". Jaimie Kight, YouTube Vlogger Key elements of Deep Breaths include: How to become the mom you want to be The good, the bad, the ugly Embracing/finding/defining the mother within Delicate balance A day in the life of a millennial mom iMom Pamper yourself My favorite recipes for the millennial mom

Saving American Elections

Saving American Elections

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cambria Press
  • ISBN: 1621968316
  • Category:
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Millennials and the Mission of God

Millennials and the Mission of God

A Prophetic Dialogue

  • Author: Andrew F. Bush,Carolyn C. Wason
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1532633432
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 198
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As mainstream media cries out that the millennial generation has killed everything from cereal to office jobs, it must also be asked: have millennials killed Christian missions? With the rise of new technologies, social and political movements, and increasing numbers of religious nones, the church as we know it is facing serious turmoil at the hands of this new generation of adults. Here, a millennial and a baby boomer invite the reader into a dialogue about the future of missions and the future of the Western church. From a missiological reading of the Bible to the contemporary debate over Christian social justice and the ethical dilemmas of evangelism, this book plays out the intergenerational tensions within the church, and provides a platform from which to view the present and future of an institution that is so rapidly changing.

Marketing to Millennials

Marketing to Millennials

Reach the Largest and Most Influential Generation of Consumers Ever

  • Author: Jeff Fromm,Christie Garton
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • ISBN: 0814433235
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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The numbers cannot be ignored: eighty million Millennials wielding $200 billion in buying power are entering their peak earning and spending years. Companies that think winning their business is a simple matter of creating a Twitter account and applying outdated notions of "cool" to their advertising are due for a rude awakening. Marketing to Millennials is both an enlightening look at this generation of consumers and a practical plan for earning their trust and loyalty. Based on original market research, the book reveals the eight attitudes shared by most Millennials, as well as the new rules for engaging them successfully. Millennials: * Value social networking and aren't shy about sharing opinions * Refuse to remain passive consumers-they expect to participate in product development and marketing * Demand authenticity and transparency * Are highly influential-swaying parents and peers * Are not all alike-understanding key segments is invaluable Featuring expert interviews and profiles of brands doing Millennial marketing right, this eye-opening book is the key to persuading the customers who will determine the bottom line for decades to come.

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.

Are We Screwed?

Are We Screwed?

How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change

  • Author: Geoff Dembicki
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1632864827
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 320
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A declaration of resistance, and a roadmap for radical change, from the generation that will be most screwed by climate change. The Millennial generation could be first to experience the doomsday impacts of climate change. It's also the last generation able to do something about them. With time ticking down, 31-year-old journalist Geoff Dembicki journeyed to Silicon Valley, Canada's tar sands, Washington, DC, Wall Street and the Paris climate talks to find out if he should hope or despair. What he learned surprised him. Millions of people his age want to radically change our world, and they are at the forefront of resistance to the politicians and CEOs steering our planet towards disaster. In Are We Screwed?, Dembicki gives a firsthand account of this movement, and the shift in generational values behind it, through the stories of young people fighting for their survival. It begins with a student who abandons society to live in the rainforest and ends with a Muslim feminist fomenting a political revolution. We meet a Brooklyn artist terrifying the oil industry, a Norwegian scientist running across the melting Arctic and an indigenous filmmaker challenging the worldview of Mark Zuckerberg. Are We Screwed? makes a bold argument in these troubled times: A safer and more equitable future is more achievable than we've been led to believe. This book will forever change how you view the biggest existential challenge of our era and redefine the generation now battling against the odds to solve it.

The Millennials

The Millennials

  • Author: Thom S. Rainer,Jess Rainer
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1433673258
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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At more than 78 million strong, the Millennials—those born between 1980 and 2000—have surpassed the Boomers as the larger and more influential generation in America. Now, as its members begin to reach adulthood, where the traits of a generation really take shape, best-selling research author Thom Rainer (Simple Church) and his son Jess (a Millennial born in 1985) present the first major investigative work on Millennials from a Christian worldview perspective. Sure to interest even the secularists who study this group, The Millennials is based on 1200 interviews with its namesakes that aim to better understand them personally, professionally, and spiritually. Chapters report intriguing how-and-why findings on family matters (they are closer-knit than previous generations), their desire for diversity (consider the wave of mixed race and ethnic adoptions), Millennials and the new workplace, their attitude toward money, the media, the environment, and perhaps most tellingly, religion. The authors close with a thoughtful response to how the church can engage and minister to what is now in fact the largest generation in America’s history.