Tag: Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling und die Sehnsucht nach der heilen Welt der sauberen Kategorien

Christine Lötscher , November 1st, 2020

J.K. Rowling steht massiv in der Kritik: Die Autorin der Harry Potter-Romane hatte wiederholt Cisfrauen gegen Transfrauen ausgespielt. Nach Erscheinen des neuen Krimis Troubled Blood wird diskutiert, …

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Wizards, Vampires, Klingons, and Other Alternative Cultures

Carie Little Hersh , August 16th, 2018

On the last day of my introduction to anthropology class, we watch scenes from the documentary Trekkies. Students grin at the sincere folks dressed as Starfleet officers and…


Of Fantasy and Daughters

Carie Little Hersh , October 31st, 2016

I recently had the excellent fortune to guest blog on The Horn Book’s new venture: Family Reading about my love of reading fantasy, and sharing the books with my…

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Magical Maladies and Injuries: Cultural Appropriation in J. K. Rowling’s Ilvermorny

Emma Louise Backe , July 8th, 2016

Although the final book in the Harry Potter saga, The Deathly Hallows, was published almost a decade ago, J. K. Rowling has been quietly building the Harry Potter…

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Proposing a Harry Potter and Anthropology Course

Leah McCurdy , April 20th, 2016

In Part Three of an ongoing series on teaching anthropology and popular culture, Leah McCurdy (University of Texas, San Antonio) provides some suggestions for creating an anthropology course…

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Popular Culture Courses for Anthropology

Leah McCurdy , March 15th, 2016

In Part Two of an ongoing series, Leah McCurdy (University of Texas, San Antonio) provides an overview of how popular culture can be integrated into the university classroom. Last…

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Fan Activism and the 501st Legion: Be the Change You Wish to see in the Galaxy

Nick Mizer , March 9th, 2016

By Emily Jackson It may seem like a long time ago now, but think back to this past December. One of the greatest things to happen, besides the…

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The Many Roles of Popular Culture in Therapy

Emma Louise Backe , July 17th, 2015

By Peter Olthoff As many therapists will tell you, if you cannot build rapport with the client, if you cannot establish a solid therapeutic relationship, then you simply…

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