Identities and "Othering"

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Identities and "Othering"

Post by Admin on Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:31 pm

On pg. 1, Rowling writes, “They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense.”

  • What types of things do you think this narrow mindedness may extend to?
  • How does this relate to gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, etc?
  • How does this concept of “normalcy” versus othering relate to our current society?

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Re: Identities and "Othering"

Post by Cdcottam1 on Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:33 pm

I think this probably extends to ANYONE who is different from the Dursleys in any way including witch/wizard vs. muggle, gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, and ability.

I think the concept relates to our society because there are so many close-minded people who aren't open to the stories and life-experiences of people who are different from them. We see this in a big way with racism in the United States as well as with homophobia and transphobia.

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