Tag: J.K. Rowling

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…


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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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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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