The Psychology of Harry Potter

The Psychology of Harry Potter
Author: Neil Mulholland
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2007-04-10
ISBN: 1932100881
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Harry Potter has provided a portal to the wizarding world for millions of readers, but an examination of Harry, his friends and his enemies will take us on yet another journey: through the psyche of the Muggle (and wizard!) mind. The twists and turns of the series, as well as the psychological depth and complexity of J. K. Rowling’s characters, have kept fans enthralled with and puzzling over the many mysteries that permeate Hogwarts and beyond: • Do the Harry Potter books encourage disobedience? • Why is everyone so fascinated by Professor Lupin? • What exactly will Harry and his friends do when they finally pass those N.E.W.T.s? • Do even wizards live by the ticking of the clock? • Is Harry destined to end up alone? And why did it take Ron and Hermione so long to get together? Now, in The Psychology of Harry Potter, leading psychologists delve into the ultimate Chamber of Secrets, analyzing human mind and motivation by examining the themes and characters that make the Harry Potter books the bestselling fantasy series of all time. Grab a spot on the nearest couch, and settle in for some fresh revelations about our favorite young wizard!

The Psychology of Harry Potter

The Psychology of Harry Potter
Author: Neil Mulholland
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-04-10
ISBN: 1935251376
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Harry Potter has provided a portal to the wizarding world for millions of readers, but an examination of Harry, his friends and his enemies will take us on yet another journey: through the psyche of the Muggle (and wizard!) mind. The twists and turns of the series, as well as the psychological depth and complexity of J. K. Rowling’s characters, have kept fans enthralled with and puzzling over the many mysteries that permeate Hogwarts and beyond: • Do the Harry Potter books encourage disobedience? • Why is everyone so fascinated by Professor Lupin? • What exactly will Harry and his friends do when they finally pass those N.E.W.T.s? • Do even wizards live by the ticking of the clock? • Is Harry destined to end up alone? And why did it take Ron and Hermione so long to get together? Now, in The Psychology of Harry Potter, leading psychologists delve into the ultimate Chamber of Secrets, analyzing human mind and motivation by examining the themes and characters that make the Harry Potter books the bestselling fantasy series of all time. Grab a spot on the nearest couch, and settle in for some fresh revelations about our favorite young wizard!

Harry Potter s World Wide Influence

Harry Potter   s World Wide Influence
Author: Diana Patterson
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2009-10-02
ISBN: 1443816280
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter s World Wide Influence Book Excerpt:

The Harry Potter series forms a single epic story that has been published in nearly 70 languages, and has been examined in a large number of disciplines. This collection of essays contributes to the scholarly discourse that forms Potter Studies. These essays take on the consideration of Rowling's work as being worthy of study as a phenomenon and influence, as well as a work of literary value. They add genuine statistical information about the reasons for the books' popularity, consider their effects on child readers, and examine some deep-rooted reasons for their having been manipulated in American publishing, in film adaptations, in musical complements, and in their thingification in popular culture around the world. Some of these essays take on the critics of the books' religion and considerations of psychological, as well as philosophical good and evil, and well as some stylistic anomalies. The fact that scholars from China, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Israel, in addition to English-speaking nations, have felt compelled to examine these books in detail testifies in part to Harry Potter's world-wide influence.

The Exercise of Biopower through Race and Class in the Harry Potter Series

The Exercise of Biopower through Race and Class in the Harry Potter Series
Author: Nilay Erdem Ayyıldız
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN: 152755824X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exercise of Biopower through Race and Class in the Harry Potter Series Book Excerpt:

This book offers a biopolitical analysis of J. K. Rowling’s globally-known Harry Potter series, including Jack Thorne and John Tiffany’s stage production of Rowling’s story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016). It indicates that modern children’s fantasy school stories both perpetuate power inequalities as an effective dispositif of bioengineering, and simultaneously provide a political dissident perspective to power relations through an impossible fantasy world parallel to the real one. It applies Michel Foucault’s biopolitical analytics, referring to his key works to reveal that race and class are used interactively as an agent for the exercise of biopower, in addition to Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s rereading of Foucauldian biopolitics and biopower, introducing the concepts of “multitude,” “the common,” and “the Empire” to decipher the relationship between power and resistance besides the types and results of resistance in relation to biopolitics and biopower. As such, the book will appeal to undergraduates, academics, and all readers interested in modern fantasy works and school stories as well as critical theories, including those of Foucault and Hardt and Negri, particularly biopolitical analytics.

Teaching with Harry Potter

Teaching with Harry Potter
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN: 1476601224
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching with Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling’s books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanfiction, splicing video clips, or exploring Rowling’s new website, Pottermore. Harry Potter continues to open new doors to learning.

The Politics of Harry Potter

The Politics of Harry Potter
Author: B. Barratt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2012-11-09
ISBN: 113701654X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

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 Harry Potter Generation

The Harry Potter Generation
Author: Emily Lauer,Balaka Basu
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN: 147667003X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harry Potter Generation Book Excerpt:

The generation of readers most heavily impacted by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series--those who grew up alongside "the boy who lived"--have come of age. They are poised to become teachers, parents, critics and writers, and many of their views and choices will be influenced by the literary revolution in which they were immersed. This collection of new essays explores the many different ways in which Harry Potter has shaped this generation's views on everything from politics to identity to pedagogical spaces online. It seeks to determine how the books have affected fans' understanding of their place in the world and their capacity to create it anew.

Re Reading Harry Potter

Re Reading Harry Potter
Author: Suman Gupta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 0230279716
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Reading Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world.

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter
Author: Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez,Pilar Alderete-Diez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-09-16
ISBN: 1000556603
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Cultural Politics in Harry Potter: Life, Death and the Politics of Fear is the first book-length analysis of topics, such as death, fear and biopolitics in J.K. Rowling’s work from controversial and interdisciplinary perspectives. This collection brings together recent theoretical and applied cultural studies and focuses on three key areas of inquiry: (1) wizarding biopolitics and intersected discourses; (2) anxiety, death, resilience and trauma; and (3) the politics of fear and postmodern transformations. 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. Exploring precisely what is cultural about wizarding politics, and what is political about culture, this book is key reading for students of contemporary literature, media and culture, as well as anyone with an interest in the fictional universe and wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Reading Harry Potter

Reading Harry Potter
Author: David G. Epstein
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0313320675
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The tropes and themes of J. K. Rowling's massively popular series are interpreted within the context of its audience.

Popular Culture in Counseling Psychotherapy and Play Based Interventions

Popular Culture in Counseling  Psychotherapy  and Play Based Interventions
Author: Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-05-12
ISBN: 9780826101198
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Culture in Counseling Psychotherapy and Play Based Interventions Book Excerpt:

With a Foreword by Danny Fingeroth, former Group Editor of Marvel's Spiderman comics line Popular culture, simply stated, is the language of a people, expressed through everything from its clothing, food choices, and religious practices to its media. The popular and predominant values, interests, and needs of a society find their way into mass consciousness through a variety of venues including literature, cinema, television, video games, sport, and music. Through the inter-related forces of mass production, global marketing and the Internet, the fruits of popular culture penetrate into stores, living rooms, and everyday experience of children, teens, and adults in the form of catchphrases, toys, iconography, celebrities, and indelible images. Psychotherapists and counselors who can tap into the powerful images, messages, and icons of popular culture have at their disposal an unlimited universe of resources for growth, change, and healing. Using real-world case examples and sound psychological theory, this book demonstrates how you can immediately start incorporating popular culture icons and images into your counseling or therapy. In this way, the authors will help elevate your ability to conduct clinical interviews with clients of all ages and all types of clinical problems.

Science Fiction Disruption and Tourism

Science Fiction  Disruption and Tourism
Author: Ian Yeoman,Una McMahon-Beattie,Marianna Sigala
Publsiher: Channel View Publications
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-12-20
ISBN: 1845418697
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction Disruption and Tourism Book Excerpt:

This book examines science fiction’s theoretical and ontological backgrounds and how science fiction applies to the future of tourism. It recreates and invents the future of tourism in a creative and disruptive manner, reconceptualising tourism through alternative and quantum leap thinking that go beyond the normative or accepted view of tourism. The chapters, focusing on areas such as disruption, sustainability and technology, draw readers into the unknown future of tourism – a future that may be disruptive, dystopian or utopian. The book brings a new theoretical paradigm to the study of tourism in a post COVID-19 world and can be used to explore, frame and even form the future of tourism. It will capture the imagination and inspire readers to address tourism’s challenges of tomorrow.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter
Author: S. Gunelius
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN: 0230594107
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The Harry Potter books are the bestselling books of all time. In this fascinating study, Susan Gunelius analyzes every aspect of the brand phenomenon that is Harry Potter. Delving into price wars, box office revenue, and brand values, amongst other things, this is the story of the most incredible brand success there has ever been.

Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

Harry Potter and Convergence Culture
Author: Amanda Firestone,Leisa A. Clark
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2018-02-09
ISBN: 1476672075
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter and Convergence Culture Book Excerpt:

Since the 1997 publication of the first Harry Potter novel, the "Potterverse" has seen the addition of eight feature films (with a ninth in production), the creation of the interactive Pottermore© website, the release of myriad video games, the construction of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, several companion books (such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), critical essays and analyses, and the 2016 debut of the original stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This collection of new essays interprets the Wizarding World beyond the books and films through the lens of convergence culture. Contributors explore how online communities tackle Sorting and games like the Quidditch Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, and analyze how Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are changing fandom and the canon alike.

Phoenix Rising Collected Papers on Harry Potter 17 21 May 2007

Phoenix Rising  Collected Papers on Harry Potter  17 21 May 2007
Author: Sharon K. Goetz
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2008-04-01
ISBN: 0615195245
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phoenix Rising Collected Papers on Harry Potter 17 21 May 2007 Book Excerpt:

Phoenix Rising was a five-day conference devoted to all things Harry Potter held 17-21 May in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference featured educational and academic programming presented by scholars, teachers, business and industry professionals, artists, librarians, fans, and others with an interest in the Harry Potter novels, films, and phenomenon. Narrate Conferences, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, produces dynamic, innovative educational events for scholars, students, professionals and fans. Phoenix Rising was produced by Narrate Conferences, Inc., and was not endorsed, sanctioned or any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J. K. Rowling and her representatives.

Harry Potter and the Myth of Millennials

Harry Potter and the Myth of Millennials
Author: Priscilla Hobbs
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1793620288
Category: Generation Y
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter and the Myth of Millennials Book Excerpt:

Harry Potter and the Myth of Millennials takes an interdisciplinary view of Harry Potter, as a series and a phenomenon, to uncover how the lessons learned from Harry's adventures became a moral compass and a guiding light for millennial readers in an era fraught with turbulence and disharmony.

Social Psychology

Social Psychology
Author: Thomas Heinzen,Wind Goodfriend
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 1506357539
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Psychology Book Excerpt:

Discover social psychology’s relevance to your life with Social Psychology, a new introduction to the field from award-winning teacher-researchers Tom Heinzen and Wind Goodfriend. The authors present social psychology as an evolving, science-driven conversation. Every chapter builds on core questions central to scientific inquiry, while a methods-in-context approach cultivates psychological literacy. Heinzen and Goodfriend draw students in by weaving stories drawn from their own personal experiences with compelling examples from popular culture, all carefully placed in historical context. Because application is key, the book concludes with eight mini-chapters on topics including behavioral economics, environmental sustainability, law and the courtroom, positive psychology, and more. Students will become active participants in the social psychology dialogue, finding their fascination with the field and realizing its significance in their daily lives and future careers.

Ambiguity in Star Wars and Harry Potter

Ambiguity in   Star Wars   and   Harry Potter
Author: Christina Flotmann
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 3839421489
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambiguity in Star Wars and Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The study combines theories of myth, popular culture, structuralism and poststructuralism to explain the enormous appeal of »Star Wars« and »Harry Potter«. Although much research already exists on both stories individually, this book is the first to explicitly bring them together in order to explore their set-up and the ways in which their structures help produce ideologies on gender and ethnicity. Hereby, the comparison yields central insights into the workings of modern myth and uncovers structure as integral to the success of the popular genre. It addresses academic audiences and all those wishing to approach the tales from a fresh angle.

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy
Author: William Irwin,Gregory Bassham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-08-13
ISBN: 9780470627358
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book Harry Potter series Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog. With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this book will be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate the series on a deeper level. Covers a range of intriguing topics such as the redemption of Severus Snape, the power of love, and destiny in the wizarding world Gives you a new perspective on Harry Potter characters, plot lines, and themes Makes a perfect companion to the Harry Potter books and movies Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues at work in the story.

Fan Phenomena Harry Potter

Fan Phenomena  Harry Potter
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN: 1789380715
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fan Phenomena Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

Nineteen years later . . . Even as a new generation embraces the Harry Potter novels for the first time, J.K. Rowling’s world is expanding with Fantastic Beasts, Cursed Child and Pottermore. There are new mobile games, new toys and, of course, the theme parks. Meanwhile, Quidditch and the Harry Potter Alliance stretch from college to college, inspiring each generation. Fans have adapted the series into roleplaying games, parodies, musicals, films, dances, art and published fiction like Tommy Taylor or Carry On. They are also scrambling Potter with new franchises: Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Hamilton. What else is this new generation discovering about loving Potter? Which are the best conventions, the best fanfiction and wizard rock? And, how has Potter aged and what does it still have to teach us? Fan Phenomena: Harry Potter offers Potter fans a taste of the best the fandom has to offer.