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Post-Conflict History Education in Finland, South Africa and Bosnia-Herzegovina
University of Helsinki.
2013 (English)In: Nordidactica: Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education, ISSN 2000-9879, no 2013:1, 90-103 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A post-conflict society tends to get locked in a history war. As the practice of history in its broad sense is a moral craft, representations of guilt and victimhood prevail in social memory. The representations are often bolstered by mythical references, wherefore deconstruction of myths is expected from history education for the purposes of post-conflict reconciliation. This article deals with the post-conflict uses of history in Finland, South Africa and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The three cases constitute examples of a class war, a race conflict and an ethno-religious armed clash. The memory politics and history curricula differ between the cases. Their comparison indicates, how far an imposition of one ´truth´, a dialogue of two ´truths´ and segregation of different memory communities are feasible strategies of post-conflict history education. The article suggests that history lessons can be an asset instead of a liability in the pursuit of reconciliation.

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Karlstad: CSD Karlstad , 2013. no 2013:1, 90-103 p.
Keyword [en]
HISTORY EDUCATION, POST-CONFLICT SOCIETY, POST-CONFLICT RECONCILIATION
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27402OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-27402DiVA: diva2:623599
Available from: 2013-05-28 Created: 2013-05-27 Last updated: 2017-12-06

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