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Toggle navigation Additional Book Information. Description Table of Contents Editor s Bio. As such this book: provides a comprehensive overview of national and gender discourses, as well as the transiting bodies in-between, in relation to the Harry Potter books series and related multimedia franchise; situates the transformative power of death within the fandom, transmedia and film depictions of the Potterverse and critically deconstructs the processes of subjectivation and legitimation of death and fear; examines the strategies and mechanisms through which cultural and political processes are managed, as well as reminding us how fiction and reality intersect at junctions such as terrorism, homonationalism, materialism, capitalism, posthumanism and technology.
Wizarding Bio politics and Intersected Discourses 1. Chellyce Birch 2. Maureen Saraco 3.
The Political Parable of 'Harry Potter'
Maria Nilson 4. Death Culture, Trauma and Anxiety 5. Breanna Mroczek 6. Christina Hitchcock 7. Anna Mackenzie 8.
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State censorship & freedom of speech
Sangil The Harry Potter series is minimally political, at least in the sense liberals want it to be. The rise of Lord Voldemort is analogous to something racist, probably, like Nazi Germany. The most sympathetic characters are disadvantaged in some way, be it through poverty or an insufficiently pure pedigree. The entire thing takes place in a posh upper-class boarding school from years ago, one where the only criterion for admission is a single hereditary trait: magic ability.
The wizard community is primarily devoted to maintaining complete separation from the non-magical proles, the muggles, ostensibly because they fear a resurgence of witch burnings. This is the system presided over by the good guys before anything goes wrong. Order Of The Phoenix, mount up pic.
Harry Potter and the Complicated Identity Politics
So how did Harry Potter become a vehicle for liberal thought? Rowling is partially to blame. She has become somewhat of a firebrand in the past year or so, finding her political voice as a stalwart defender of the U. In , she came out against the cultural boycott of Israel, an issue no one really needed her opinion on, marking a shift toward having opinions just for the sake of having opinions.
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