J. K. Rowling’s “Imperial Lens”



Well this is going to smart…

  1. It uncritically valorizes and replicates the power structures enacted by British colonialism.
  2. “Magic” gets organized when the white people show up (what, the Algonquin, Pawtuxet, Wampanoag and other tribes didn’t have schools to teach their kids how to use their powers?), and appropriates Native traditions while erasing Native peoples…


Scholars and writers call foul on J.K. Rowling’s North American magic





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