Article: READING HARRY POTTER: POPULAR CULTURE, QUEER THEORY AND THE FASHIONING OF YOUTH IDENTITY. DAVID NYLUND (USA)

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IMG-4965Senior VSNT faculty David ‘Rock’ Nylund was instrumental in creating a cultural studies, queer informed narrative therapy practice. In this 2007 article Rock argues that: “Because therapy clients are embedded in consumer culture, popular culture plays a prominent role in their daily lives. Yet, critically examining popular and media culture has largely remained on the margins of therapy practice. In this article I discuss the potential contributions of a cultural studies-informed approach to therapy. I argue that cultural studies offers therapists a comprehensive and multidimensional approach to thinking about the complex and, often, contradictory effects of media culture and how clients interact daily with the constant barrage of media images.”

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David Nylund MSW, PhD

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David Nylund MSW, PhD has been a practicing narrative therapist for 27 years. In depth study of narrative therapy theory and post-structuralism led him towards completing a PhD in Cultural Studies with an emphasis on feminist and queer theory at the University of California at Davis (whose faculty included Judith Butler). David is now a full…




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