Palgrave Studies in Educational Media

Multiple Alterities

Views of Others in Textbooks of the Middle East

Editors: Podeh, Elie, Alayan, Samira (Eds.)

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  • Examines a wide range of Middle Eastern countries and the impact that textbooks can have on national identitiesEmphasises the role of textbooks in legitimising an established political and social order
  • Explores the type of knowledge acquired by textbooks across a number of subjects
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This book highlights and examines the role of the textbook in legitimising established political and social orders. It analyses the way in which the ‘other’ is presented in school textbooks, focusing on  a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and argues that the role of textbooks in developing and maintaining a national identity should be afforded greater critical attention. Textbooks can help form national identities by developing a society’s collective memory; this might involve a historical narrative which may be self-contradictory or even fabricated to a certain extent, including myths, symbols and collective memories that divide “us” from “them”, and ultimately resulting a dichotomy between the Self and the Other. As well as addressing a range of theoretical questions relating to the study of textbooks generally, the volume also covers a broad spectrum of Middle Eastern states and societies, with contributions from Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Cyprus, Lebanon, Iraq, Kurdistan, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel and Palestine. It will be essential reading for researchers and students working in the fields of Education, Sociology and History, particularly those with an interest in national identities in the MENA region.

About the authors

Elie Podeh is Professor of the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and President of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Association of Israel (MEISAI). His research interests include Middle Eastern history, politics and education.

Samira Alayan is Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Lecturer and Teacher Trainer at the David Yellin Teacher College, Jerusalem, Israel. Her research interests include education in conflict societies as well as textbooks and identities in the Middle East.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Views of Others in School Textbooks—A Theoretical Analysis

    Alayan, Samira (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • When Europe Meets the Middle East: Constructing Collective Identities in Social Studies Textbooks for a Globalising World

    Pingel, Falk

    Pages 19-53

  • Palestine: The Unseen Conflict over the Hidden Curriculum

    Brown, Nathan J.

    Pages 55-75

  • Zionism as the Other in Curricula and Textbooks of the Palestinian National Authority

    Alayan, Samira

    Pages 77-97

  • Textbooks for the State and State-Religious Jewish Sector in Israel

    Teff-Seker, Yael

    Pages 99-122

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
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  • Due: 21 de Março de 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87268-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiple Alterities
Book Subtitle
Views of Others in Textbooks of the Middle East
Editors
  • Elie Podeh
  • Samira Alayan
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Educational Media
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62244-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62244-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62243-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87268-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 362
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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