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Better worlds : education, art, and utopia

Author: Peter Roberts; D John Freeman-Moir
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013] ©2013
Series: Critical education policies and practices.
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"This book, with its attention to literature and the visual arts as well as traditional non-fiction sources, provides a distinctive, wide-ranging exploration of utopia and education. Utopia is examined not as a model of social perfection but as an active, ongoing, imaginative educational process the building of better worlds"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Roberts; D John Freeman-Moir
ISBN: 9780739166475 0739166476 9781498510851 149851085X
OCLC Number: 816563916
Description: xvi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Utopia, Dystopia, and Education --
1. Crafting Experience: William Morris, John Dewey, and Utopia --
2. Art for Dishonour, Utopian Inflection, Sympathy's Education --
3. Utopia, Dystopia, and the Struggle for Redemption: Iris Murdoch and Educative Attention --
4. Pictures and Particularities: The Uncertain Creativity of Action --
5. Education and the Dream of a Better World: The Pedagogy of Paulo Freire --
6. A Golden Age? Dostoevsky, Taoism, and Utopia --
7. Technology, Utopia, and Scholarly Life: Ideals and Realities in the Work of Hermann Hesse.
Series Title: Critical education policies and practices.
Responsibility: Peter Roberts and John Freeman-Moir.
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Roberts and Freeman-Moir (both, Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand) resist the typical notion of utopia as a perfect world. Their central claim is that utopia is a space in which to imagine better Read more...

 
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