Bibliographic Details

The politics of Harry Potter / Bethany Barratt.

Author / Creator Barratt, Bethany.
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Description 182 pages ; 24 cm
Language English
Subject Rowling, J. K. -- Political and social views.
Rowling, J. K.
Politics in literature.
Political science.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General.
Political and social views.
Political science.
Politics in literature.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9780230608511 (hardcover)
0230608515 (hardcover)
9780230608993 (paperback)
023060899X (paperback)
Summary "This political analysis of Harry Potter uses the beloved wizarding world to introduce readers to the equally murky and intimidating world of the political. Readers may be surprised to discover that in fact J.K. Rowling's work provides us with entries into all of the most important political questions in history - from current controversies about terrorism and human rights, to the classic foundations of political thought"--
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction: Politics in the World of Harry Potter
  • 2. "By Order of the Hogwarts High Inquisitor": Bases of Authority
  • 3. Azkaban: Discipline, Punishment, and Human Rights
  • 4. Purebloods and Mudbloods: Race, Species, and Power
  • 5. The DA (Dumbledore's Army): Resistance from Below
  • 6. Death Eaters and Dark Wizards: Terror and Counterterror
  • 7. The Order of the Phoenix: Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and Secret Agencies
  • 8. The Only One He Ever Feared: The Nature of War
  • 9. Grunnings and Galleons: Materialism in the Wizarding and Muggle Worlds
  • 10. Conclusion: Harry Potter in the Political World
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index