The Politics of Harry Potter by B. BarrattThe Politics of Harry Potter by B. Barratt

The Politics of Harry Potter

byB. Barratt

Paperback | November 9, 2012

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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.
Bethany Barratt is Director of the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project and Associate Professor of Political Science at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. Her previous appointments include the University of California, Davis (where she won the graduate teaching award in 2000) and San Quentin State Prison. At the University of California...
Title:The Politics of Harry PotterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pagesPublished:November 9, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023060899X

ISBN - 13:9780230608993

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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 (Dumbledore’s 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?