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Telling Children About the Past

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Edited by Nena Galanidou and Liv Helga Dommasnes

324 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-87962-140-4 $59.95/£47.95 / Pb / Published (December 2007)

eISBN 978-1-78920-184-0 eBook

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This book brings together archeologists, historians, psychologists, and educators from different countries and academic traditions to address the many ways that we tell children about the (distant) past. Knowing the past is fundamentally important for human societies, as well as for individual development. The authors expose many unquestioned assumptions and preformed images in narratives of the past that are routinely presented to children. The contributors both examine the ways in which children come to grips with the past and critically assess the many ways in which contemporary societies and an increasing number of commercial agents construct and use the past.

Nena Galanidou is Associate Professor of History & Archaeology at University of Crete.

Liv Helga Dommasnes is a professor in the Department of Cultural History at University of Bergen.

Subject: ArchaeologyEducational StudiesHeritage Studies


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