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Palgrave Studies in Educational Media

Textbooks and War

Historical and Multinational Perspectives

Editors: Roldan Vera, Eugenia, Fuchs, Eckhardt (Eds.)

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  • Examines the interrelationship between textbooks, war and history education
  • Analyses a range of primary sources to explore how nations create their own identities through textbooks
  • Discusses the role of textbooks in shaping the understanding and opinions of the next generation
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This volume reflects on the role played by textbooks in the complex relationship between war and education from a historical and multinational perspective, asking how textbook content and production can play a part in these processes. It has long been established that history textbooks play a key role in shaping the next generation’s understanding of both past events and the concept of ‘friend’ and ‘foe’. Considering both current and historical textbooks, often through a bi-national comparative approach, the editors and contributors investigate various important aspects of the relationships between textbooks and war, including the role wars play in the creation of national identities (whether the country is on the winning or losing side), the effacement of international wars to highlight a country’s exceptionalism, or the obscuring of intra-national conflict through the ways in which a civil war is portrayed. This pioneering book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of textbooks, educational media and the relationships between curricula and war.

About the authors

Eugenia Roldán Vera is Professor of History of Education at the Department of Educational Research in the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), Mexico. Her research interests include the history of education in Mexico and Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially the history of textbooks, transnational dissemination of educational models and the ritual and performative aspects of schooling. Eckhardt Fuchs is Director of the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research and Professor of History of Education and Comparative Education at the Technical University Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany. His research interests include the global history of modern education, international education policies, and curriculum and textbook development. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Historical and Multinational Perspectives on Textbooks and Wars

    Pages 1-23

    Roldán Vera, Eugenia (et al.)

  • The Representation of War and Peace Under the Government of King Leopold I (1831–65) in Belgian Textbooks for National History for Secondary Education (1910–60)

    Pages 25-45

    Wiele, Jan

  • “When the Guns Thundered, All Citizens Became Soldiers, and Every Breast Breathed War”: Education of the Armed Citizen in XIX Century Colombia

    Pages 47-72

    Meneses, Luis Alarcón (et al.)

  • The US-Mexican War (1846–48) in School Textbooks: Mexico and the United States in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century

    Pages 73-96

    Roldán Vera, Eugenia

  • The Impact of the 1894–95 Sino-Japanese War on Japanese and Chinese Textbooks: A Comparative Analysis

    Pages 97-120

    Bai, Limin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Textbooks and War
Book Subtitle
Historical and Multinational Perspectives
Editors
  • Eugenia Roldan Vera
  • Eckhardt Fuchs
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
978-3-319-98803-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98803-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98802-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07535-4
Series ISSN
2662-7361
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 344
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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