(Re)Constructing Memory: Education, Identity, and Conflict

Editors: Bellino, Michelle J., Williams, James H. (Eds.)

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  • The collection brings together diverse contemporary and historical cases of curricula, educational practice, and policy as implemented in conflict-affected and post-conflict contexts; these empirical studies bring new theoretical insights into the linkages between education, conflict, and national identity formation
  • The studies in this collection explore the potential roles of education as an instigator of inter- and intra-state conflict, a mechanism through which conflict dynamics are reproduced, and as a contributor to peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and national reconstruction efforts
  • The essays in this book explicitly seek to link curriculum and curricular reforms over time, to broader structures relevant to conflict, conflict legacies, and constructions of national identity
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How do schools protect young people and call on the youngest citizens to respond to violent conflict and division operating outside, and sometimes within, school walls? What kinds of curricular representations of conflict contribute to the construction of national identity, and what kinds of encounters challenge presumed boundaries between us and them? Through contemporary and historical case studies—drawn from Cambodia, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Peru, and Rwanda, among others—this collection explores how societies experiencing armed conflict and its aftermath imagine education as a space for forging collective identity, peace and stability, and national citizenship. In some contexts, the erasure of conflict and the homogenization of difference are central to shaping national identities and attitudes. In other cases, collective memory of conflict functions as a central organizing frame through which citizenship and national identity are (re)constructed, with embedded messages about who belongs and how social belonging is achieved. The essays in this volume illuminate varied and complex inter-relationships between education, conflict, and national identity, while accounting for ways in which policymakers, teachers, youth, and community members replicate, resist, and transform conflict through everyday interactions in educational spaces.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bellino, Michelle J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • What Framing Analysis Can Teach Us about History Textbooks, Peace, and Conflict

    King, Elisabeth

    Pages 23-48

  • Ideologies Inside Textbooks

    Hagai, Saori (et al.)

    Pages 49-73

  • Construction(S) of the Nation in Egyptian Textbooks

    Abdou, Ehaab D.

    Pages 75-98

  • Creating a Nation Without a Past

    Greene, Ashley L.

    Pages 101-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
(Re)Constructing Memory: Education, Identity, and Conflict
Editors
  • Michelle J. Bellino
  • James H. Williams
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-860-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-860-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 340
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