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ERIC Number: EJ1005869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6239-6008-7
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
Paul Ricoeur, Memory, and the Historical Gaze: Implications for Education Histories
Colby, Sherri Rae
American Educational History Journal, v39 n1 p217-229 2012
In this article, the author shares the potential applications of Paul Ricoeur's philosophies of history, memory, and narrative to the interpretation of educational histories, and those histories' life spans: moving cyclically from early conception, to evidentiary construction, to published dissemination; and ultimately to death or immortality. Her focus constitutes a philosophical discussion of the womb of history (or the process of creation) and the subsequent births (of written histories) as related to the field of education history. Notably, "History and Time" analogously typifies how researchers attempt through inquiry and instrumentation to recover and to represent the past's perplexities; likewise, Ricoeur's perspectives on the creation and endurance of written histories tender enabling ideologies for the analysis of secondary histories and methodologies. The author's purpose in this article is to consider how Paul Ricoeur's philosophy of history, embodied in his views of memory and narrative, offers a framework for the analysis of the writings conceived by education historians. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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