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Lægpersoners historiebrug i hverdagslivets populær- og historiekultur. En historiedidaktisk udfordring
Danmarks Institut for Pædagogik og Uddannelse, Aarhus Universitet.
2019 (Danish)In: Nordidactica: Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education, ISSN 2000-9879, no 2019:1, p. 36-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

History teachers – and researchers of history didactics – confront a still more pressing challenge: How are they supposed to cope with the fact that for the most important part, laypeople’s uses of history, and production of historical consciousness, are to be found outside school and other disciplinary uses of history? While the latter often struggle for attention and relevance among our students, uses of history within the popular and history culture of everyday life thrive more than ever -  in TV-series, films, reenactments, family genealogy, and so forth. Should history teachers, and researchers of history didactics to a predominantly degree ignore this fact? Should it be regarded it as an appendix to more traditional disciplinary uses of history, and official national narratives? Alternatively, could or should it rather be considered as constituting the pivotal point for future history teaching in schools, and research of history didactics? In order to discuss these and related questions, I believe we still require more empirically embedded examples, which highlight what seems to incite the uses of history among laypeople? What characterizes laypeople’s uses of history within the popular culture of everyday life? Consecutively, which criteria of relevance are at stake? In this article, I look for answers as laypeople use and interpret so-called n-words, like ‘neger’ and ‘nigger’ within Danish popular culture of the 2000s. Here we gain some insight into the personal and intimate uses of history among laypeople, embedded in emotional and contested issues concerning racism in African-Danes’ life stories on Facebook, postcolonial therapy of a ‘brown’ Danish satirist, and the longing for a ‘neger’ identity in Danish hip-hop. 

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Karlstad: CSD Karlstad , 2019. no 2019:1, p. 36-55
Keywords [en]
USES OF HISTORY, HISTORICAL CULTURE, HISTORY OF CONCEPTS, LAYPERSONS, HISTORY DIDACTICS
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71710OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-71710DiVA, id: diva2:1305852
Available from: 2019-04-18 Created: 2019-04-18 Last updated: 2019-04-18Bibliographically approved

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