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The Palgrave Handbook of Conflict and History Education in the Post-Cold War Era

Editors: Cajani, Luigi, Lässig, Simone, Repoussi, Maria (Eds.)

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  • Outlines conflicts within history education in 58 countries since the Cold War
  • Illustrates the key issues over which conflict has arisen
  • Sets the agenda for future development in the field of educational media research
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This Handbook provides a systematic and analytical approach to the various dimensions of international, ethnic and domestic conflict over the uses of national history in education since the end of the Cold War. With an upsurge in political, social and cultural upheaval, particularly since the fall of state socialism in Europe, the importance of history textbooks and curricula as tools for influencing the outlooks of entire generations is thrown into sharp relief. Using case studies from 58 countries, this book explores how history education has had the potential to shape political allegiances and collective identities. The contributors highlight the key issues over which conflict has emerged – including the legacies of socialism and communism, war, dictatorships and genocide – issues which frequently point to tensions between adhering to and challenging the idea of a cohesive national identity and historical narrative.

Global in scope, the Handbook will appeal to a diverse academic audience, including historians, political scientists, educationists, psychologists, sociologists and scholars working in the field of cultural and media studies.


About the authors

Luigi Cajani has taught Early Modern History and History Didactics at the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He is also an Associated Scholar of the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany. His research interests include the history of historiography, history didactics and the political use of history.
Simone Lässig is Professor of Modern History at the University of Braunschweig, Germany, and Director of the German Historical Institute, USA, a position she has held since 2015. Her main areas of research concern modern Jewish and European history, the history of knowledge, textbook research, and history politics.
Maria Repoussi is Professor of History and History Education at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her main research interests are the history of history education, the controversies surrounding school history, gender in history education, and history textbooks.

Table of contents (57 chapters)

Table of contents (57 chapters)

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eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05722-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05721-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Conflict and History Education in the Post-Cold War Era
Editors
  • Luigi Cajani
  • Simone Lässig
  • Maria Repoussi
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05722-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05722-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05721-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIX, 778
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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