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2017 | 10, Antropologia - folklor - historia | 355–369

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Uciszanie przeszłości dla teraźniejszości. Strategie i techniki szkolnej edukacji historycznej

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Silencing the Past for the Present, Strategies and Techniques of Historical Education in Schools

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The article discusses the coexistence of three types of historical narratives – academic, everyday and educational – that create the basic context for establishing a synthesis of national history in how the recent past is being taught today both in Poland and in other European countries. This specific conglomerate, a mix of different types of narratives that expose the logic of history, that has a common source – mythology. At the same time, it lies at the foundation of the titular problem of "silencing the past" for the needs of contemporary discourses, as well as "historical bulimia", understood as a surplus representation of preferred visions of history that are structured according to a mythically-understood and unconditional initial situation.



  • SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny w Warszawie


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