(Re)Constructing Memory: Textbooks, Identity, Nation, and State

Editors: Williams, James H., Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D. (Eds.)

  • Williams and Bokhorst-Heng provide a unique study of 13 cases around the world where school textbooks are used, alternately, to include or exclude social and cultural groups from the national portrait
  • The book shows how school textbooks portray indigenous peoples, ordinary good citizens, LGBT people, and other “others” in 17 regions
  • The book provides a comparative examination of shifts in the protrayal of “self” and “other” during periods of social change in 17 countries
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This book engages readers in thirteen conversations presented by authors from around the world regarding the role that textbooks play in helping readers imagine membership in the nation. Authors’ voices come from a variety of contexts – some historical, some contemporary, some providing analyses over time. But they all consider the changing portrayal of diversity, belonging and exclusion in multiethnic and diverse societies where silenced, invisible, marginalized members have struggled to make their voices heard and to have their identities incorporated into the national narrative. The authors discuss portrayals of past exclusions around religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, as they look at the shifting boundaries of insider and outsider. This book is thus about “who we are” not only demographically, but also in terms of the past, especially how and whether we teach discredited pasts through textbooks. The concluding chapters provides ways forward in thinking about what can be done to promote curricula that are more inclusive, critical and positively bonding, in increasingly larger and more inclusive contexts. 


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D.

    Pages 1-24

  • Are Mexico’s Indigenous People Mexican?

    Berkin, Sarah Corona

    Pages 27-48

  • The Struggle to be Seen

    Brown, Carolyn A.

    Pages 49-72

  • Normalizing Subordination

    Butchart, Ronald E.

    Pages 73-91

  • From Ingenious to Ignorant, From Idyllic to Backwards

    Howley, Aimee (et al.)

    Pages 93-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
(Re)Constructing Memory: Textbooks, Identity, Nation, and State
Editors
  • James H. Williams
  • Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-509-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-509-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 380
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