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Harry Potter Power

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Uses motifs and situations from the popular 'Harry Potter' series and links them to theories and strategies designed to help young people overcome anxiety, anger, depression and grief.

The Fortifying and Destructive Power of Love in J K Rowling s Harry Potter Series

Author : Safiyyah Gani
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The Exercise of Biopower through Race and Class in the Harry Potter Series

Author : Nilay Erdem Ayyıldız
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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.

Power and Evil in Harry Potter Novels

Author : Neeta Modi
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The Psychology of Harry Potter

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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!

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

Author : Elizabeth E. Heilman
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This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider range of intellectual traditions to explore the texts, including moral-theological analysis, psychoanalytic perspectives, and philosophy of technology. The Harry Potter novels engage the social, cultural, and psychological preoccupations of our times, and Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition examines these worlds of consciousness and culture, ultimately revealing how modern anxieties and fixations are reflected in these powerful texts. ("DISCLAIMER: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.")

The Alchemical Harry Potter

Author : Anne J. Mamary
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When Harry Potter first boards the Hogwarts Express, he journeys to a world which Rowling says has alchemy as its "internal logic." The Philosopher's Stone, known for its power to transform base metals into gold and to give immortality to its maker, is the subject of the conflict between Harry and Voldemort in the first book of the series. But alchemy is not about money or eternal life, it is much more about the transformations of desire, of power and of people--through love. Harry's equally remarkable and ordinary power to love leads to his desire to find but not use the Philosopher's Stone at the start of the series and his wish to end the destructive power of the Elder Wand at the end. This collection of essays on alchemical symbolism and transformations in Rowling's series demonstrates how Harry's work with magical objects, people, and creatures transfigure desire, power, and identity. As Harry's leaden existence on Privet Drive is transformed in the company of his friends and teachers, the Harry Potter novels have transformed millions of readers, inspiring us to find the gold in our ordinary lives.

Teaching Harry Potter

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Given the current educational climate of high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and 'approved' reading lists, incorporating unauthorized, popular literature into the classroom becomes a political choice. The authors examine why teachers choose to read Harry Potter , how they use the books, and the resulting teacher-student interactions.

Witches Bitches and the Patriarchy

Author : Delaney Bullinger
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At the start of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling employs traditional gendered thinking in her construction of character roles, but as the series continues, the gender roles are complicated. In the three main communities of J.K. Rowling’s world – the Ministry, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the societies of the Death Eaters and the Order of the Phoenix – a struggle between the constructive, equalizing force of white magic and the violent, dominating force of black magic influences the gender roles operative in each. As a vehicle for the exercise of magic, the nuclear family also influences wizarding society in similarly bipolar ways, perpetuating patriarchal ideas while simultaneously encouraging the power of motherhood and maternal love. One sees the patriarchal impact of the family paradigm on the novel’s central female character Hermione Granger, who defies gender norms in her adeptness in white magic and her heroic partnership with Harry himself, but who ultimately dwindles into a stereotypically feminine role as Ron’s wife in the series epilogue. My analysis will focus on Rowling’s fictions rather than her adaptations and I use primarily gender and feminist critical lenses in a close textual reading. As a feminist critic, I will examine how J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world in the Harry Potter series handles the binary of black and white magic and the gender inclusiveness of both forms of magic in their relative spheres. I focus on the novels themselves rather than on J.K. Rowling’s intentionality and will not rely on much of the post-publication digital interplay Rowling and others have conducted to prevent any digression on my part into how fanbase bias may have influenced plot choices and character development. For that reason, I limit my use of the informational site Pottermore.com to relevant historical 2 details and post-series character additions. My focus remains on the published volumes themselves and what they demonstrate regarding the gender dynamics that unfold across the series. The gender dynamics present within the Harry Potter series are complex and dynamic, creating a world rife with possibilities for readers and for the characters themselves. Rowling writes several female characters who embody the Manichean struggle between the inclusive power of white magic and the hierarchical, dominating force of black magic. Through these women, Rowling attempts to collapse the binary between female and male traits and create a society free of polarizing gendered stereotypes, and through such women as Molly Weasley, Minerva McGonagall, and Hermione Granger, she succeeds.

Reading Harry Potter

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

Lord Voldemort

Author : Frederic P. Miller
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the main antagonist in the Harry Potter novel series written by British author J. K. Rowling. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997. Voldemort appeared either in person or in flashbacks in each book in the series, except the third, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where he was only mentioned. Voldemort has also appeared in all the corresponding film adaptations as of present date, except the third. Voldemort has been voted number one in polls for both literary and film villains. In the series, Voldemort is the archenemy of Harry Potter, who according to a prophecy has the power to defeat him. He aims to conquer not just the Wizarding world, but the Muggle (non-magical) world as well. He is so feared that almost no one uses his real name, instead referring to him as "You-Know-Who" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named." Even his followers only refer to him as the "Dark Lord." He was born Tom Marvolo Riddle, the last descendant of wizard Salazar Slytherin, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Looking for God in Harry Potter

Author : John Granger
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Granger, a devout Christian, literature teacher and father of seven home-schooled children, gives parents and teachers a roadmap for using the Harry Potter books to teach children Christian truth.

The Wisdom of Harry Potter

Author : Edmund M. Kern
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Presents an analysis of the Harry Potter books, describing their ethical aspects and and moral questions faced by the characters in the books.

Power In Modern Societies

Author : Valencia Fonseca
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This revised edition of "Power in Societies" contains writings on the exercise of power in contemporary modern society. The essays cover four broad topics: power in social organization, theoretical perspectives on power, national power structures, and power and the state.

Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter

Author : Galadriel Waters
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An analysis of the clues, mysteries, and puzzles which are in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.

The Unauthorized Harry Potter

Author : Adam-Troy Castro
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"Everything you ever wanted to know about the Harry Potter series but didn't think to ask is here in this giggle-inducing and thought provoking book. Join Adam-Troy Castro as he explores the many mysteries of Harry Potter's world. Along the way he investigates such questions as : What's up with Snape ; Why would anybody follow Voldemort? ; Has Dumbledore ever once been right about anything? ; Why don't we see Hermione's parents? ; How likely is it that Neville will turn out to be the real Chosen One? ; And will we still be reading Harry Potter one hundred years from now?" - taken from cover.

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Charisma and Christian Life

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Good vs Evil in Harry Potter

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Frankfurt (Main), 24 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Harry Potter is a heptalogy of fantasy novels by the English author Joanne K. Rowling about an adolescent boy named Harry Potter, first published in England in 1997. Harry Potter attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a boarding school for young wizards and witches. Up to his eleventh birthday his cruel relatives, the Dursleys, have raised the orphaned Harry. On this day he learns that he is a wizard and has been invited to attend Hogwarts. The story is mostly set on the school premises, with each of the seven volumes describing a school year at Hogwarts and a year of Harry's growing-up. The main topic is Harry Potter's fight against the evil wizard Lord Voldemort who killed Harry's parents when he was still an infant. Throughout the story the Dark Lord Voldemort gains more and more power and tries to kill Harry several times. In Hallows the climax is reached and the final battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort which will decide the future of the wizarding world. The fight of good versus evil is one of the oldest topics of mankind. Starting with the original sin in the Garden of Eden this fight has dominated moral concepts of the Christian world ever since. This paper presents an analysis of how good and evil are portrayed and presented in the Harry Potter series. First, there is a description of Christian motifs in the series and how these motifs can be compared to certain characters in the books. Second, 'good' characters such as Harry's close friends Ron and Hermione, and Harry's mentor, Professor Dumbledore, are described and characterised as to why they are part of the 'good'. Third, the 'evil' opponents Draco Malfoy and the evil Dark Lord Voldemort are analysed as to how they exhibit 'evil' behaviour. The last chapter deals with the question of whether Harry Potter is 'good' or 'evil' as he does not always act as an exemplary student.

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

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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.