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2007 | 60 | 1 | 75-84
Article title

Perception and Misperception of Islam in Polish Textbooks

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Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
The paper presents a qualitative analysis of the image of Arabs and Islam in Polish history, geography and knowledge about society (WOS) textbooks for gymnasium and lyceum students. There are two predominant patterns: if dry fact are described (climate, cultivation, natural resources - for geography; course of wars, colonialism or battles - for history) they are presented rather objective and hardly any stereotypes occur; as soon as cultural and religious matters are introduced or involved - the narration often becomes subjective or even misguided. That is why the analysis focuses on the latter approach - presenting narrations related to: Muhammad and his revelation, duties of Muslims and the notion of 'jihad', status of women, the Sunni-Shia division, and so called 'Arabisation' of Islam. Even though attention is paid especially to stereotypes and misconceptions, few examples of good practice are presented as well.
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Year
Volume
60
Issue
1
Pages
75-84
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • K. Gorak-Sosnowska, Szkola Gl√≥wna Handlowa w Warszawie, Katedra Socjologii, ul. Wisniowa 41, 02-520 Warszawa, Poland
References
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
08PLAAAA04057950
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.745a61cb-88be-3668-b671-03216be1329c
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