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A History of UNESCO

Global Actions and Impacts

Editors: Duedahl, Poul (Ed.)

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The mission UNESCO, as defined just after the end of World War II, is to build 'the defenses of peace in the minds of men'. In this book, historians trace the routes of selected UNESCO mental engineering initiatives from its headquarters in Paris to the member states, to assess UNESCO's global impact.

About the authors

Poul Duedahl is Professor of History at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark, and Director of the Global History of UNESCO Project sponsored by the Danish Council for Independent Research. He received the History Book of the Year Award in Denmark in 2013.

Reviews

“Duedahl (Aalborg Univ., Denmark) has gathered a highly knowledgeable cadre of international scholars and experts in the field to write this comprehensive overview of the work of UNESCO. … For scholars of the effects of globalization and the efforts of the UN in the post–WW II world. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above.” (M. W. Quirk, Choice, Vol. 54 (5), January, 2017)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Duedahl, Poul

    Pages 3-26

  • Popularizing Anthropology, Combating Racism: Alfred Métraux at The UNESCO Courier

    Krebs, Edgardo C.

    Pages 29-48

  • Weapons of Mass Distribution: UNESCO and the Impact of Books

    Giton, Céline

    Pages 49-72

  • And Action! UN and UNESCO Coordinating Information Films, 1945–1951

    Langlois, Suzanne

    Pages 73-96

  • Bringing Everyone to Trogen: UNESCO and the Promotion of an International Model of Children’s Communities after World War II

    Boussion, Samuel (et al.)

    Pages 99-115

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eBook $79.99
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58118-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of UNESCO
Book Subtitle
Global Actions and Impacts
Editors
  • Poul Duedahl
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58120-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-58120-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58118-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 338
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