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“The Community is Everything, The Individual is Nothing”

The Second World War in Russian History Education

Dagmara Moskwa

Patriotic War, a simplified version of the Second World War, is a foundation myth used by the Russian government to form and conduct the state's politics of history. 1 The Great Patriotic War is perceived not only as a nationwide patriotic war, but also as

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To Whom Does History Belong?

The Theatre of Memory in Post-Soviet Russia, Estonia and Georgia

Francisco Martínez

Moscow for ‘letting them go in peace’ in 1991. Here I use both statements as a trigger to look comparatively at how the politics of history plays an important role in three post-Soviet countries, paying attention to the sociopolitical influences

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Susan Zimmermann

Since the 1980s faculty and visiting lecturers at the University of Vienna, have collaborated on and contributed to various study programs and publications in global history and international development. This article explores how the desire to make these writings accessible to a broad spectrum of reading publics has combined with a specific interest in writing emancipatory rather than conservative and affirmative history. I argue that some of the professional dangers associated with writing global history—sometimes read by, and often directed to, less specialist audiences—are much more universal problems of historiography than many would think. Historians with a globalist agenda tend to be particularly well equipped to deal with these problems. This article explores how a number of writings emerging from the Vienna context have handled these problems and sought to combine transparency with accessibility. It also discusses some of the institutional and political contexts that have sustained the particular features of Vienna Global History, and some of the more problematic or ambiguous traits and critical evaluations of the Vienna enterprise.

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And a merciful God did not come

A reflection on John Kerry's Viet Nam quagmire

August Carbonella

The 'Viet Nam War' entered the 2004 US presidential election in a most uncanny fashion, sparking a surrogate discussion of the limits of present imperial ambition and doctrine. This essay explores the limitations and possibilities of this proxy discussion to facilitate an understanding of John Kerry's political unraveling, as well as the continuing political dilemmas facing the US left.

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Remembering the Second World War in Post-Soviet Educational Media

Barbara Christophe

and division that characterize the field of memory studies as a whole. While some authors focus on the politics of history as pursued by political elites, 9 others prefer to explore the many dissonant voices articulated in society. 10 A third groups

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“Close to the skin”

Conceptualizing the intimate functioning of the US–Mexico border

Miranda Dahlin

: Living and dying on the migrant trail . Oakland : University of California Press . Eiss , Paul . 2010 . In the name of El Pueblo: Place, community, and the politics of history in Yucatán . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . 10

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Hélène Périvier and Rebecca Rogers

'industrie à Paris, 1847–1848,” in Gender and the Politics of History (New York: Columbia University Press, 1988), 113–138; Joshua Cole, The Power of Large Numbers: Population, Politics, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century France (Ithaca and London: Cornell

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Stuart Ward

: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975), viii. 2 See Dana Simmons, “The Weight of the Moment: J. G. A. Pocock's Politics of History,” History of European Ideas 38, no .2 (2012

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“Eyes Shut, Muted Voices”

Narrating and Temporalizing the Post–Civil War Era through a Monument

Dimitra Gefou-Madianou

suppressed and muted for so long ( Papailias 2005: 141 ; Van Boeschoten et al. 2008: 21–22 ). This paradoxical temporality of the civil war raises important questions concerning power relations in the politics of history production at both the local and

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Challenging Substantive Knowledge in Educational Media

A Case Study of German History Textbooks

Lucas Frederik Garske

Sources in English and French History Textbooks for Upper Secondary Education,” International Journal for History and Social Sciences Education 1, no. 1 (2016): 19–52. 45 John Slater, The Politics of History Teaching: A Humanity Dehumanized? Special