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Title: Fantasy, The Moral Imagination and The Good
Contributor(s): Buckland, CA (author)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: Towards or Back to Human Values? Spiritual and Moral Dimension of Contemporary Fantasy is a theme formulated so as to reveal a bias and provoke a discussion. The bias is clear in our driving assumption that fantasy literature explores, among others, what it means to be a human being and what constitutes the essence of our humanity. Both of these issues are highly relevant especially now, when life in Western cultures is almost universally experienced as a rapid flux of changing identities, upgradeable technologies, and personal challenges to reinvent oneself in response to the needs of the market. While the seeming randomness of life and the constant pressure to give "becoming" priority over "being" works against the conception of human being and human values as stable concepts, we think that fantasy literature asserts the need to look for those on a personal and collective level.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Towards or Back to Human Values? Spiritual and Moral Dimensions of Contemporary Fantasy, p. 97-108
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press
Place of Publication: Newcastle, UK
ISBN: 1904303730
Field of Research (FOR): 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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