‘The Pursuit of Exotica’: A Comment

  • Adrian Shubert
Keywords: Study abroad, education abroad, non-traditional destinations


This essay presents a friendly and supportive comment on Woolf’s timely and thought-provoking article, “Come and See the Poor People: The Pursuit of Exotica." It is also intended to broaden and sharpen his critique.


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Adrian Shubert

Adrian Shubert holds degrees from the University of Toronto (BA), the University of New Mexico (MA), the University of Warwick (MA), and the University of London (PhD). He has been at York since 1985, and is a Full Professor in the Department of History. Professor Shubert’s teaching and research interests focus on European social history, in particular the history of Spain. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1997–1998), and in 1999 was named a Commander of the Order of Civil Merit by King Juan Carlos of Spain.


See notes section for references.
How to Cite
Shubert, A. (2007). ‘The Pursuit of Exotica’: A Comment. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 15(1), 197-202. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v15i1.227