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Kommunismens ansikte: Skildringen av kommunismen som ideologi och kommunistiska regimer i svenska och norska gymnasieläroböcker under perioden 1951-2011
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Face of Communism : A portrayal of communism as an ideology and communistic governments depicted in Swedish and Norwegian upper secondary school books during 1951-2011. (English)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an analysis of history textbooks used in schools in Sweden and Norway. The intention of the research was to study how the history textbooks describe communism and communistic dictatorship mainly during the cold war. The result of this study is that there were no big differences between Swedish and Norwegian history textbooks, but there are, however, some differences in how communism was described between the authors and also over time. Mostly, the books that were written in the post cold war period were somewhat more critical to communism in the eastern Europe (even thought they mainly handled with Stalin´s communism. And they also set quotationmark between Stalin´s communism and the nazi terror during World War two.

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2013. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
communism, history textbooks, secondary school, cold war, Sweden, Norway
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31897OAI: diva2:692819
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Available from: 2014-02-13 Created: 2014-02-02 Last updated: 2014-02-13Bibliographically approved

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