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ERIC Number: EJ1218418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-2041-6938
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Nurturing Romanian Socialists: Reading Primers before, during and after the Second World War
Szakács-Behling, Simona; Rusu, Mihal Stelian
Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society, v11 n1 97-117 Jun 2019
Drawing on a sample of children's reading primers published between 1938 and 1953 in Romania, this article explores ways in which both the monarchic and the communist regimes used primary education to fashion political subjects before, during, and after the Second World War. Theoretically grounded in a sociological approach and empirically grounded in textual and visual thematic content analysis, the findings reveal significant semantic shifts in understandings of the "nation" in relation to internal and external anchors, including religion, monarchy, and work, but they also indicate important continuities relating to an ethos of political submission (toward God and king, or the party and the Soviet Union) and patriotic solidarity (with the Romanian Orthodox nation or the workers' proletarian nation).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania; USSR
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