Multiple Alterities: Views of Others in Textbooks of the Middle East (2018 edition)

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This book highlights and examines the role of the textbook in legitimising established political and social orders. It analyses the way in which the `other' is presented in school textbooks, focusing on a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and argues that the role of textbooks in developing and maintaining a national identity should be afforded greater critical attention. Textbooks can help form national identities by developing a society's collective memory; this might involve a ...

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