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dc.contributor.authorBrochu, Amie Angèle
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-26T13:48:58Z
dc.date.available2019-08-26T13:48:58Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/76301
dc.description.abstractIn social work, there is often little consideration given to the importance of fantasy literature and its potential contribution for further discussions about its myth-making (mythopoesis) possibilities. The benefits of employing fantasy literature within social work foster the goals and processes of social justice by encouraging global and humanistic thinking (Chuddley-Diatta, 2018). Considering Canada’s current neo-liberalist position upholding systemic inequality and social injustice, this thesis argues for the transformative power of fantasy literature as a narrative for critique and resistance to individualist principles. Drawing on Steven Erikson’s ten volume series, Malazan Book of the Fallen, I propose a new genre called critical fantasy which employs critical reflection and mythopoesis to promote the importance of community and solidarity as a model for a new mythos of universal collaboration and harmony while offering future applications for critical social work pedagogy.en_US
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dc.subjectcritical fantasyen_US
dc.subjectcommunityen_US
dc.subjectmythopoesisen_US
dc.subjectcritical social worken_US
dc.subjectsocial justiceen_US
dc.titleCommunity Re-Imagined: Exploring Fantasy’s Mythopoetic Potential as a Critical Tool for Social Transformation in Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallenen_US
dc.date.defence2019-08-16
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Social Worken_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Social Worken_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerPeter Melvilleen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorCatrina Brownen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readern/aen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorJeff Karabanowen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorCatherine Bryanen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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