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(Re)Constructing Memory: Textbooks, Identity, Nation, and State pp 355-365| Cite as

School Textbooks, US and Them

A Conclusion


The books in this series have tried to surface “the hidden political, social, and economic curriculum of schools” in particular national contexts through the lens of school textbooks. The first volume looked at the portrayal of the nation, how textbooks appear to establish and maintain the legitimacy of the state, especially in periods of rapid change.


National Identity Collective Memory Citizenship Education Civic Education School Textbook 

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