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Palgrave Studies in Educational Media
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The Cold War in the Classroom

International Perspectives on Textbooks and Memory Practices

Editors: Christophe, Barbara, Gautschi, Peter, Thorp, Robert (Eds.)

  • Analyses how textbooks can influence or affect understanding of the Cold War
  • Discusses how history textbooks can help to reconstruct hegemonic discourses and offer insights into disputed issues
  • Addresses the dual identity of history teachers as members of a state elite and individuals with their own memories and loyalties
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  • Due: June 26, 2019
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This book explores the effect that textbooks have on understanding the socially disputed period of the Cold War, and highlights how memory is negotiated alongside teacher narratives within classrooms around the world. History textbooks allow us not only to reconstruct hegemonic discourses, but offer insights into contestations over disputed issues of the past. The editors and contributors address the dual identity of history teachers: both as members of a state elite specialized in conveying patterns of giving meaning to the past, and as private individuals with their own personal memories. History classrooms are thus approached as social spaces, where members of different generations who have been exposed to different discourses negotiate the meaning of the past. This volume not only brings fresh dimensions to the field of Cold War studies; it also enriches the discipline of memory studies by shifting attention from the more settled memories of the two World Wars to the still much-disputed memory of the Cold War.

About the authors

Barbara Christophe is Senior Researcher at the Georg Eckert Institute, Germany and is Deputy Head of the Media Transformation department.
Peter Gautschi is the Head of the Lucerne Institute of History Education and Memory Cultures at the University of Teacher Education Lucerne, Switzerland.
Robert Thorp is Senior lecturer of Education at Stockholm University, Sweden, and Lecturer of Education at The University of Newcastle in Australia.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: June 26, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11999-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: May 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11998-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cold War in the Classroom
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives on Textbooks and Memory Practices
Editors
  • Barbara Christophe
  • Peter Gautschi
  • Robert Thorp
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Educational Media
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11999-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11999-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11998-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 427
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations
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