Interrupting History: Rethinking History Curriculum After 'the End of History' (Counterpoints 404 1st New edition)

Interrupting History: Rethinking History Curriculum After 'the End of History' (Counterpoints 404 1st New edition)

By: Robert John Parkes (author)Paperback

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Since the emergence of postmodern social theory, history has been haunted by predictions of its imminent end. Postmodernism has been accused of making historical research and writing untenable, encouraging the proliferation of revisionist histories, providing fertile ground for historical denial, and promoting the adoption of a mournful view of the past. This provocative book re-examines the nature of the alleged threat to history posed by postmodernism, and explores the implications of postmodern social theory for history as curriculum. Interrupting History will be of interest to curricularists and critical pedagogues around the globe, and to history educators at all levels of education. Making an important contribution to the struggle for critical and effective histories, it is a must-read text for those studying or teaching history today.

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About Author

Robert John Parkes, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Studies (history, social, and media education) at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is co-editor, with Zsuzsa Millei and Tom Griffiths, of Re-Theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities, also published with Peter Lang.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781433112393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 153
  • ID: 9781433112393
  • weight: 250
  • ISBN10: 1433112396
  • edition: 1st New edition

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