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Harry Potter and the Millennials – eBook

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  • Authors: Anthony Gierzynski, Kathryn Eddy
  • File Size: 2.4 MB, 3 MB
  • Format: MOBI (original), PDF (converted)
  • Length: 130 Pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication Date: ‎ ‎ May 29, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: ‎ ‎ B00DTTWGWY
  • ISBN-10: 1421410346, 1421410338
  • ISBN-13: 9781421410340, 9781421410333

$6.00

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About The Author

Anthony Gierzynski

Kathryn Eddy

Without a doubt, the Harry Potter series has had a commanding effect on the Millennial Generation. Several children grew up immersed in the world of the boy wizard—reading the books, dressing up in costume to attend midnight book release parties, watching the movies, even making and competing in Quidditch tournaments. Beyond what we know of the fame of the series, however, nothing has been published on the question of the Harry Potter effect on the politics of its young readers—now voting adults.

Looking to involve his students in exploring the connections between political opinion and popular culture, Anthony Gierzynski conducted a national survey of over 1,100 college students. Harry Potter and the Millennials (Mobi/PDF) tells the captivating story of how the team designed the study and gathered results, what conclusions can and cannot be drawn about Millennial politics, and the challenges social scientists face in studying sociology, political science, and mass communication.

Gierzynski’s captivating analysis of media’s impact on political views, integrated with the enjoyable Potter story details, makes for an irresistible project that social scientists can use to work a little magic in their classrooms.

978-1421410340, 978-1421410333

Table of Contents:

Cover Page
Title Page
Copyright Page
Dedication
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction Isn’t It Just a Story?
1 The Subtle (and Not-So-Subtle) Political Lessons of Harry Potter
2 Learning the Lessons of the Wizarding World
3 Do the Politics of Harry Potter Fans Reflect Those of the Wizarding World?
4 The Role of Harry Potter in the Political Development of Millennials
Conclusion Fiction, Reality, and Politics
Appendixes
A. Research Methodology
B. The Questionnaire
C. Regression Analyses
D. Model of Harry Potter Effects with Coefficients
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Reviews

The ebook Harry Potter and the Millennials: Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation is great fun.” — Choice

A highly readable treatment of an experience that swept the country and still has considerable presence. To my knowledge, this is the only serious attempt to evaluate the political impact of the Harry Potter craze among pre-adults.” — M. Kent Jennings, University of California, Santa Barbara

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