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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 the political. Readers may be surprised to discover that in fact J. K. Rowling's work provides us with entries into all of the most important political questions in history - from current controversies about terrorism and human rights,to the classic foundations of political thought.

About the Author

Bethany Barratt is currently an assistant professor of Political Science at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Her research includes human rights, foreign aid, and US and British foreign policy. Her most recent book is Human Rights and Foreign Aid: For Love or Money? (2007). Dr. Barratt has also been an instructor at the University of California, Davis, and San Quentin State Prison.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Politics in the World of Harry Potter * Purebloods and Mudbloods: Race, Species and Power * Deatheaters and Dark Wizards: Terror and Counterterror * The Order of the Phoenix: Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and Secret Agencies * The DA (Dumbledores Army): Resistance from Below * “By Order of the Hogwarts High Inquisitor”: Bases of Authority. * Azkaban: Discipline, Punishment and Human Rights * Grunnings and Galleons: Consumerism and Capitalism * The Only One He Ever Feared: The Nature of War * Harry Potter in the Political World: What does the popularity of, and resistance to, the Harry Potter oeuvre say about the current political moment?

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230608511
Author:
Barratt, Bethany
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Children's Literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20121030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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