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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 Politics of Harry Potter

The Politics of Harry Potter

  • Author: B. Barratt
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230608511
  • 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.

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 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.

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: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781137498700
  • 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.

Political Issues in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series

Political Issues in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series

  • Author: Dedria Bryfonski
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780737740233
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 196
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Presents essays that examine political issues in the Harry Potter series including bureaucracy, race relations, postcolonialism, human rights, and terrorism.

Reading Harry Potter

Reading Harry Potter

Critical Essays

  • Author: Giselle Liza Anatol
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313320675
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 217
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The tropes and themes of J. K. Rowling's massively popular series are interpreted within the context of its audience.

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

  • Author: Elizabeth E. Heilman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135891540
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
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This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider range of intellectual traditions to explore the texts, including moral-theological analysis, psychoanalytic perspectives, and philosophy of technology. The Harry Potter novels engage the social, cultural, and psychological preoccupations of our times, and Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition examines these worlds of consciousness and culture, ultimately revealing how modern anxieties and fixations are reflected in these powerful texts. ("DISCLAIMER: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.")

Unmarked

Unmarked

The Politics of Performance

  • Author: Peggy Phelan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113491640X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 224
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Unmarked is a controversial analysis of the fraught relation between political and representational visibility in contemporary culture. Written from and for the Left, Unmarked rethinks the claims of visibility politics through a feminist psychoanalytic examination of specific performance texts - including photography, painting, film, theatre and anti-abortion demonstrations.

Liberty and Power

Liberty and Power

The Politics of Jacksonian America

  • Author: Harry L. Watson
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780809065479
  • Category: History
  • Page: 313
  • View: 1953
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As an engaging and persuasive survey of American public life from 1816 to 1848, this work remains a landmark achievement. Now updated to address twenty-five years of new scholarship, the book interprets the exciting political landscape that was the age of Jackson, a time that saw the rise of strong political parties and an increased popular involvement in national politics. In this work, the author examines the tension between liberty and power that both characterized the period and formed part of its historical legacy.

Hopeless

Hopeless

Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion

  • Author: Jeffrey St. Clair,Joshua Frank
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • ISBN: 1849351104
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 319
  • View: 3769
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The dissident Left dismantles Obama's failed "progressive" agenda.

Harry Potter and History

Harry Potter and History

  • Author: Nancy Reagin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470574720
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Provides the historical backdrop to the Harry Potter series, exploring the real history in which the magical world is rooted, from the European persecution of witches to how parchment, quills and scrolls were actually made. Original.

Empire, Race and the Politics of Anti-Caste

Empire, Race and the Politics of Anti-Caste

  • Author: Caroline Bressey
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 178093579X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9919
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Winner of the Women's History Network Prize 2014 Winner of the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize 2015 Empire, Race and the Politics of Anti-Caste provides the first comprehensive biography of Catherine Impey and her radical political magazine, Anti-Caste. Published monthly from 1888, Anti-Caste published articles that exposed and condemned racial prejudice across the British Empire and the United States. Editing the magazine from her home in Street, Somerset, Impey welcomed African and Asian activists and made Street an important stop on the political tour for numerous foreign guests, reorienting geographies of political activism that usually locate anti-racist politics within urban areas. The production of Anti-Caste marks an important moment in early progressive politics in Britain and, using a wealth of archival sources, this book offers a thorough exploration both of the publication and its founder for those interested in imperial history and the history of women.

Playing Harry Potter

Playing Harry Potter

Essays and Interviews on Fandom and Performance

  • Author: Lisa S. Brenner
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786496576
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 238
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Through classroom activities, wizard rock concerts, and organizations like the Harry Potter Alliance, Harry Potter fans are using creativity to positively impact the world. This collection of essays and interviews examines how playful fandom--from fanfiction to Muggle quidditch, cosplay, role-playing games, and even Harry Potter burlesque--not only reimagines the canon but also challenges consumerism, questions notions of identity, and fosters participatory culture. The contributors explore issues applicable to fan studies and performance studies at large, such as the role of performance, the nature of community, and questions of representation and ownership in the digital age. Presented in three parts, the essays discuss discrepancies between sanctioned versions of Harry Potter and fan creations, the reenactment and reinterpretation of the original narrative in fan performance, and collaborative and participatory performances that break down the boundaries between actors and audiences.

Politics

Politics

  • Author: Aristotle
  • Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
  • ISBN: 3849648397
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 250
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Politics is Aristotle's most known work on political philosophy. The treatise is the logical sequel to the Nicomachean Ethics, as both works deal with the "philosophy of human affairs." The whole treatise consists of eight books and chapters about constitutions, democracy, oligarchy, citizenships, states and political theories.

For Reasons Of State

For Reasons Of State

  • Author: Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India
  • ISBN: 9780143030546
  • Category: United States
  • Page: 496
  • View: 9824
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Chomsky S Second Major Collection Of Political Writings, Following His Pathbreaking American Power And The New Mandarins An Essential Record Of Chomsky S Political And Social Thought As It Was Sharpened On The Upheavals In Domestic And International Affairs Of The Early 1970S, For Reasons Of State Is A Major Addition To The Intellectual History Of The Vietnam Era. It Includes Articles On The War In Vietnam And The 'Wider War' In Laos And Cambodia, An Extensive Dissection Of The Pentagon Papers, Reflections On The Role Of Force In International Affairs, Essays On Civil Disobedience And The Role Of The University, And A Now-Classic Introduction To Anarchism. These Contributions Reveal Very Different Facets Of Chomsky S Powers As A Thinker, From His Uncanny Ability To Join Abstract Philosophical Considerations With The Concrete Political Realities Of His Time, To His Singular Capacity To Mount Withering, Fact-Based Critiques Of American Foreign Policy.

Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic

Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic

  • Author: British Library
  • Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781109508
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 144
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The official companion book to the British Library exhibition and the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans! As the British Library unveils a very special new exhibition in the UK, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, readers everywhere are invited on an enchanting journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and more in this eBook uncovering thousands of years of magical history. Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay. Discover the truth behind the origins of the Philosopher’s Stone, monstrous dragons, and troublesome trolls; examine real-life wands and find out what actually makes a mandrake scream; pore over remarkable pages from da Vinci’s notebook; and discover the oldest atlas of the night sky. Carefully curated by the British Library and full of extraordinary treasures from all over the world, this is an unforgettable journey exploring the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.

Five Ways to Make Architecture Political

Five Ways to Make Architecture Political

An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

  • Author: Albena Yaneva
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474252346
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 200
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Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction 1. Architecture and Politics 2. How to Study Ecology of Practice? 3. Political Objects (The first way of becoming political) 4. Experiments in Practice (The second way of becoming political) 5. The Multiple Natures of a City (The third way of becoming political) 6. Sites of Politics (The fourth way of becoming political) 7. Urban Publics (The fifth way of becoming political) Conclusion Bibliography

Into the Pensieve

Into the Pensieve

The Philosophy and Mythology of Harry Potter

  • Author: Patrick McCauley
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780764349454
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 176
  • View: 9363
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This book takes a look at the arc of the storyline in Harry Potter, digging below the surface to explore ethical, mythological, and religious meanings in J.K. Rowling's best-selling series. Why do we find ourselves so intrigued with the tale of Harry Potter? Many of the millions who passionately read the Harry Potter series found they could relate to the details, dreams, and fears of Harry's life. From a phoenix that dies and rises again to Dumbledore, a character who appears in a realm beyond death, there can be little doubt that Rowling's story delves into profound themes and ideas. She tackles issues of grief, responsibility, individual excellence, and heroism in the face of violence and corruption. This philosophical analysis shows that if, in fact, we do find ourselves reflected in Harry's story, then we may also find that our destiny and individual potential resonates with his as well.

The Design Politics of the Passport

The Design Politics of the Passport

Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

  • Author: Mahmoud Keshavarz
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474289371
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 144
  • View: 6613
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The Design Politics of the Passport presents an innovative study of the passport and its associated social, political and material practices as a means of uncovering the workings of 'design politics'. It traces the histories, technologies, power relations and contestations around this small but powerful artefact to establish a framework for understanding how design is always enmeshed in the political, and how politics can be understood in terms of material objects. Combining design studies with critical border studies, alongside ethnographic work among undocumented migrants, border transgressors and passport forgers, this book shows how a world made and designed as open and hospitable to some is strictly enclosed, confined and demarcated for many others - and how those affected by such injustices dissent from the immobilities imposed on them through the same capacity of design and artifice.