By Joseph Zajda, Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady, Michael Lovorn
Globalisation and Historiography of nationwide Leaders: Symbolic Representations in class Textbooks, the 18th e-book within the 24-volume booklet sequence Globalisation, Comparative schooling and coverage Research, explores the interrelationship among ideology, nationwide identification, nationwide historical past and historic heroes, surroundings it in a world context. in line with this concentration, the chapters characterize hand-picked scholarly learn on significant discourses within the box of background textbooks and symbolic representations of nationwide heroes, and draw upon fresh experiences within the components of globalisation, historical past textbooks, and nationwide leaders.A variety of researchers have written at the significance of educating nationwide background as a way to foster nationwide id and a feeling of belonging to a undeniable society, country, and folks one of the more youthful new release. a few countries wish to create nationwide heroes out in their political leaders who're nonetheless in energy, and whose lives and recognition are portrayed as being eminently spotless. utilizing different comparative schooling paradigms from serious idea, social semiotics, and historical-comparative learn, the authors examine the unpacking of the ideological time table hidden at the back of the alternative and lionization (or silencing) of the popular nationwide heroes. they supply an educated critique of assorted ancient narratives depicting nationwide leaders and nationwide heroes.The ebook offers an simply available, functional but scholarly resource of data on overseas matters within the box of globalisation, heritage schooling and coverage learn. providing an important sourcebook of rules for researchers, heritage educators, practitioners and policymakers within the fields of globalisation and background schooling, it additionally offers a well timed evaluation of present adjustments in politically right historical past schooling narratives in background textbooks.
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Through a critical analysis of how language and visual imagery are used to construct the heroic identities of Stalin and Putin in textbooks we argue that these discursive practices aim to create faithful citizens in the present. Literature Review Our analysis of Russian textbook representations of Stalin and Putin is informed in part by Western and Russian scholarly research about these two political figures. There have been numerous studies about Stalin. Our own research has built upon those studies that focused on his rise to power and the brutal methods he used to maintain absolute control over the Soviet society.
Research into national history textbook narratives has provided an important foundation for our own study. In this regard Wertsch’s work (2002, 2004) on the role 2 Russian History Textbooks in the Putin Era: Heroic Leaders Demand Loyal Citizens 17 of schematic narrative templates has been instrumental in how we have approached the representations of Stalin and Putin in Russian textbooks. His recognition of the role national cultural motifs play in shaping collective memories has direct bearing on our own examination of the hero concept in relation to Stalin and Putin.
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