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ERIC Number: EJ934679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Representations of Canada's Role in the War on Terror: The Fantasized Nationalist Narrative
Shazad, Farhat
Journal of Peace Education, v8 n2 p89-99 2011
This multi-method study is based on data collected from 99 written narratives, four in-depth semi-structured interviews, and demographic questionnaires. It depicts a particular framework in which a diverse group of university students represent Canada's role in the War on Terror. The study reveals how these representations assist in the imagining of Canada as a peacekeeper and peace-loving nation. These presumably benign representations of the war and peace produce banal nationalism, and have implications for both students' imagination about war and peace and for peace educators. This contributes to the importance of critical peace pedagogy in teaching students the relationships of banal nationalism, wars and peace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada