The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-ivory-tower-and-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 0826215491
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 418
  • Author: Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press



Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-ivory-tower-and-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015056207403
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press



Publisher description: Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Pottter is the first book-length analysis of J.K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Reading Harry Potter

  • Filename: reading-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 0313320675
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: Giselle Liza Anatol
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



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

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

  • Filename: critical-perspectives-on-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9781135891541
  • Release Date: 2008-09-01
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Elizabeth E. Heilman
  • Publisher: Routledge



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.")

Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel

  • Filename: welcome-to-the-ivory-tower-of-babel.
  • ISBN: 1891799177
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Mike S. Adams
  • Publisher: Harbor House



Looks at campus culture from a conservative point of view, discussing feminism, gay rights, and racism.

Harry Potter and International Relations

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-international-relations.
  • ISBN: 0742539598
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 245
  • Author: Daniel H. Nexon
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



Drawing on a range of historical and sociological sources, this work shows how aspects of Harry's world contain aspects of our own. It also includes chapters on the political economy of the franchise, and on the problems of studying popular culture.

Harry Potter Smart Talk

  • Filename: harry-potter-smart-talk.
  • ISBN: 0982963300
  • Release Date: 2010-09-01
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: John Granger
  • Publisher:



The leaky cauldron's Potter pundits explore the literary depths, heights, and humor of J.K. Rowling's hogwarts saga.

The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter

  • Filename: the-irresistible-rise-of-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 1859846661
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 118
  • Author: Andrew Blake
  • Publisher: Verso



As the British state begins to unravel, and as journalists compete to pronounce on the death of Britain, a schoolboy from suburban Surrey who lives for most of the year in a semi-parallel universe becomes the most popular figure in contemporary world literature. Now read on – everyone else does... Harry Potter is English, a home-counties suburban child. An orphan, oppressed and abused by the adults around him, he retreats into a fantasy world where his problems are more elemental; everyday rituals, magic spells and supercharged broomsticks with only the occasional homicidal wizard to worry about. Ironically, as Andrew Blake makes clear, J. K. Rowling rescues her character through the reinvention of that apex of class privilege, the English public school, a literary conceit that problematises Harry Potter's status as a role model and raises important social questions about the state of education in Tony Blair's Britain. Andrew Blake's examination of the Harry Potter phenomenon also raises serious questions about the condition of the publishing industry, the state of bookselling and filmmaking, and the ways in which the Potter consumer campaign has changed our ideas about literature and reading. Blake reflects on how these connections, while drawn up in Britain, act as a template for Harry Potter's international success.

Re Reading Harry Potter

  • Filename: re-reading-harry-potter.
  • ISBN: 9781403918390
  • Release Date: 2003-05-30
  • Number of pages: 185
  • Author: S. Gupta
  • Publisher: Springer



This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a 'text-to-world' method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage, and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to the Harry Potter books. Some of the methodological decisions underlying this study itself are also explained here. The second part examines the presentation of certain themes, including gender, race and desire, in the Harry Potter books, with a view to understanding how these may impinge on social and political concerns of our world.

Reading Harry Potter Again

  • Filename: reading-harry-potter-again.
  • ISBN: 0313361975
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 237
  • Author: Giselle Liza Anatol
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers



Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays extends the discussion of the Harry Potter books by covering the entire series in one new and comprehensive volume.

Ebony and Ivy

  • Filename: ebony-and-ivy.
  • ISBN: 9781608193837
  • Release Date: 2013-09-17
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Craig Steven Wilder
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA



A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution's complex and contested involvement in slavery-setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown's troubling past was far from unique. In Ebony and Ivy, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy. Many of America's revered colleges and universities-from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to Rutgers, Williams College, and UNC-were soaked in the sweat, the tears, and sometimes the blood of people of color. The earliest academies proclaimed their mission to Christianize the savages of North America, and played a key role in white conquest. Later, the slave economy and higher education grew up together, each nurturing the other. Slavery funded colleges, built campuses, and paid the wages of professors. Enslaved Americans waited on faculty and students; academic leaders aggressively courted the support of slave owners and slave traders. Significantly, as Wilder shows, our leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained them. Ebony and Ivy is a powerful and propulsive study and the first of its kind, revealing a history of oppression behind the institutions usually considered the cradle of liberal politics.

Harry Potter s Bookshelf

  • Filename: harry-potter-s-bookshelf.
  • ISBN: 9781101133132
  • Release Date: 2009-07-07
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: John Granger
  • Publisher: Penguin



Harry Potter. The name conjures up J.K. Rowling's wondrous world of magic that has captured the imaginations of millions on both the printed page and the silver screen with bestselling novels and blockbuster films. The true magic found in this children's fantasy series lies not only in its appeal to people of all ages but in its connection to the greater world of classic literature. Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures explores the literary landscape of themes and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove throughout her novels-and the influential authors and stories that inspired her. From Jane Austen's Emma and Charles Dickens's class struggles, through the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling cast a powerful spell with the great books of English literature that transformed the story of a young wizard into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.

Unsafe in the Ivory Tower

  • Filename: unsafe-in-the-ivory-tower.
  • ISBN: 9781483314532
  • Release Date: 2009-11-24
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Bonnie S. Fisher
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



An unprecedented look at college women's risks of and experiences with sexual victimization Unsafe in the Ivory Tower examines the nature and dimensions of a salient social problem—the sexual victimization of female college students today, and how women respond when they are, in fact, sexually victimized. The authors discuss the research that scholars have conducted to illuminate the origins and extent of this controversial issue as well as what can be done to prevent it. Students and other interested readers learn about the nature of victimization while simultaneously gaining an understanding of the ways in which criminologists, victimologists, and social scientists conduct research that informs theory and policy debates. Key Features Provides detailed information about sexual victimization on college campuses today Introduces broad lessons about the interactions of ideology, science and methodology, and public policy Integrates current data, research, and theory, based on the authors' national studies of more than 8,000 randomly selected female college students Intended Audience This supplemental text is ideal for courses such as Sex Crimes, Violence and Abuse, Victimology, Gender and Crime, Sociology of Violence, Sociology of Women, and the Sociology of Sex and Gender in departments of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and women's studies. It is also useful for those involved in studying or creating public policy related to this issue and for those interested in sexual victimization on campuses generally.

An Intelligent Person s Guide to Education

  • Filename: an-intelligent-person-s-guide-to-education.
  • ISBN: 9781472913128
  • Release Date: 2015-06-16
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Tony Little
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



Tony Little is The Head Master of Eton. One of the most progressive and imaginative people in British education today he has hitherto kept a low profile. This book, published to coincide with his retirement, sets out his educational fundamentals. There is a crisis in the British education system. Year on year GCSE and A Level pupils post better exam results, with more students achieving top grades. Yet business leaders and employers complain bitterly that our schools are not producing people fit for purpose. Far from being locked in an ivory tower, a bastion of privilege, Mr Little has used his time as a teacher and headmaster to get to grips with fundamental questions concerning education. He wants to produce people fit to work in the modern world. How do children absorb information? What kind of people does society need? What is education for? Not only is the author one of the great reforming headmasters of our time but he has planted Academies in the East end of London, founded a state boarding school near Windsor and yet is a passionate advocate of single sex schools. This book is not a text book for colleges of education - it is a book to enlighten the teaching profession and just as much for anxious parents. The book is simply arranged under topics such as authority, expectations, progress, self-confidence, sex, crises and creativity. Tony Little thinks it is time to ask some fundamental questions, and to make brave decisions about how we make our schools and our schoolchildren fit for purpose.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher s Stone

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-the-philosopher-s-stone.
  • ISBN: 9781781100219
  • Release Date: 2015-12-08
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore



"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'." Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! Pottermore has now launched the Wizarding World Book Club. Visit Pottermore to sign up and join weekly Twitter discussions at WW Book Club.

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