The Law and Harry Potter

The Law and Harry Potter

by Jeffrey E. Thomas
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594606455

ISBN-13: 9781594606458

Pub. Date: 01/08/2010

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

This volume considers the depiction of law and legal institutions in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. It contains more than twenty chapters by legal academics from the U.S. and abroad. The chapters are organized in five sections: Legal Traditions and Institutions, Crimes and Punishments, Harry Potter and Identity, the Wizard Economy, and Harry Potter as an

Overview

This volume considers the depiction of law and legal institutions in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. It contains more than twenty chapters by legal academics from the U.S. and abroad. The chapters are organized in five sections: Legal Traditions and Institutions, Crimes and Punishments, Harry Potter and Identity, the Wizard Economy, and Harry Potter as an Archetype. Some chapters analyze the way law and legal institutions are portrayed, and what these portrayals teach us about concepts such as morality, justice, and difference. Other chapters use examples from the narratives to illustrate or analyze legal issues, such as human rights, actual innocence, and legal pedagogy. The volume is suitable for undergraduate or law school courses, and will be of interest to those Harry Potter fans who also have an interest in law and the legal profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594606458
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
01/08/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
422
Sales rank:
1,012,702
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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