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Shifting Focus free pdf There is a long history of interest in 'strangers' and 'strangeness' in the West. Literature lends itself particularly well to an exploration of the strange in its richly varied forms, having often contained portraits of outsiders. These portraits depict people who are strange in their unusual appearance or demeanour, their out-of-the-ordinary actions or attitudes, their defiance of convention, their marginalisation from society, or their resistance to dominant structures and practices, as well as those who come from strange worlds. Each contribution in this collection focuses on a novel, story or play. The essays engage works by Shelley, Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Dostoevsky, Conrad, Grazia Deledda, Kafka, Beckett, and Camus, all of whom have much to offer the central theme of 'strangers and strangeness'. This book demonstrates that there is considerable value in encountering, experiencing and reflecting upon that which is strange. Education is, amongst other things, a process of learning to see the world otherwise, and literature has the capacity to promote this form of human development. This book allows readers to re-experience the ordinary, and to learn that what at first seems strange is rather closer to us than we had previously imagined. This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Philosophy

About Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts is Professor of Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His primary areas of scholarship are philosophy of education and educational policy studies. His most recent books include Better Worlds: Education, Art, and Utopia (2013) and From West to East and Back Again: An Educational Reading of Hermann Hesse's Later Work (2012). He is also President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.

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Author : Peter Roberts
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 24 February 2015
ISBN : 1138852821
EAN : 9781138852822
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 132 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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