Harry Potter and International Relations
Daniel H. Nexon, Iver B. Neumann
Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 245 pages
Why not take seriously the claim that Harry Potter's world intertwines with our own? In this timely yet otherworldly volume, more than a dozen scholars of international relations join hands to demonstrate how this well-loved artifact of popular culture reflects and shapes our own lifeworld. A wide range of historical and sociological sources shows how Harry's world contains aspects of our own. Practices such as quidditch dovetail quite clearly with muggle sports, and the very British-ness of the books has, in translation into languages such as Turkish and Arabic, been transformed to reflect these unique cultures. Chapters on the political economy of the franchise as well as the scholarly problems of studying popular culture frame what is essentially a highly info-taining read. A landmark in muggle studies The Daily Prophet.
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Producing Harry Potter Why the Medium Is Still the Message PATRICIA M GOFF
Glocal Hero Harry Potter Abroad PATRICK THADDLUS JACKSON AND PETER MANDAVILLE
Foreign Yet Familiar International Politics and the Reception of Potter in Turkey and Sweden ANN TOWNS AND BAHAR RUMELILI
Childrens Crusade The Religious Politics of Harry Potter MAIA A GEMMILL AND DANIEL H NEXON
Conflict and the NationState Magical Mirrors of Muggles and Refracted Images JENNIFER STERLINGFOLKER AND BRIAN FOLKER
Quidditch Imperialism and the SportWar Intertext DAVID LONG
Naturalizing Geography Harry Potter and the Realms of Muggles Magic Folks and Giants IVER B NEUMANN
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Page 7 - The first rule for understanding the human condition is that men live in second-hand worlds. They are aware of much more than they have personally experienced; and their own experience is always indirect. The quality of their lives is determined by meanings they have received from others.