Episode from the podcastWitch, Please

Orientalism

Released Tuesday, 15th September 2020
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In this episode, we unravel the many layers of Orientalist tropes that permeate the Harry Potter world. How do some not-so-subtle visual and narrative cues--turbans, hooked noses, and mysterious powers from the "East" tell readers who to fear, dislike, and distrust in these books? How can we heighten our awareness of tropes like these and call out these negative portrayals when we see them?

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Length
57m 51s
Explicit
No
Episode
2
Episode Type
Full

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