Browsing All posts tagged under »Capitalism«

Restaurants Are Museums Now

October 18, 2011 by

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I’ve been brushing up on my arts and humanities theory the past few months. My first step was to remind myself of the very basics. For this, I reread a text from undergrad, The Theory Toolbox. The book was written specifically to explain basic arts and humanities theories to undergrads, and its authors manage it […]

Society, Morality and Harry Potter #2

September 20, 2011 by

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Fred and George Weasley as Model Entrepreneurs   It’s been a while, and it’s not as specific as I’d like, but I wanted to put out this piece of Fred and George so I can move on to the next part in my Harry Potter series of posts. I’m still working without the books in […]

Society, Morality and Harry Potter #1

April 3, 2011 by

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#1 The wizarding world as a pre-capitalist society The success of Harry Potter is often attributed to its verisimilitude, to its creation of a moving, working model of a wizarding world parallel to our own. This could not be further from the truth. I’ll discuss more convincing reasons for Harry Potter’s success in a future […]