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Människan i krigets skugga: En undersökning av socialhistoria i ett antal läroböcker
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The textbooks for the history subject are according to scholars part of a canonization which consist of great events presented in a chronological manner. The textbooks itself can be seen as a part of the current view on history and is therefore an interesting object to study. This paper will examine four history textbooks focusing on their descriptions of social history. With the help of four categories the frequencies of mentions concerning social history have been registered.

The study of these textbooks show that there is a form of canon of social history containing mostly mentions of peoples assets in the form of food, work and money. Three of the four books all have a longer passage about youth culture and they all have passages concerning gender issues and the Swedish welfare system. The books have a structured perspective which means that there are few mentions of actual people, and the people who’s history is described are referred to as people, Swedes, humans etc. These people are rarely explained to be the driving force behind changes; they are usually affected by outer forces like war, economy and general changes in society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier, 2012ht00276
Keyword [sv]
historiekanon, socialhistoria, historiesyn, innehållsurval, historieläroböcker
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194631OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-194631DiVA: diva2:605865
Subject / course
Educational Sciences
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-18 Created: 2013-02-15 Last updated: 2013-02-18Bibliographically approved

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