IPSHU English Research Report Series Issue 20
published_at 2007-01

Ethnic Enclosure in Soviet and Post-Soviet School Textbooks

Rouvinski Vladimir
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In this paper, we first explore the process of history writing and teaching in Soviet autonomies using the concept of ethnic enclosure as a framework to examine the way the distant past is presented in history textbooks published locally in the Soviet Union. We then show the conflicting character of ethnic historical narratives in the textbooks of rival ethnic groups and, next, discuss the legacy of the Soviet policy of ethnic enclosure as reflected in school textbooks published after the demise of the Soviet Union.
Vestnik of the Tomsk State Pedagogical University Volume 1 (64) 2007. Special Issue: The Humanities: Peace Studies and Peace Discourse in Education