Diskursernas kamp - Afrika söder om Sahara i kurslitteraturen på lärarutbildningen i historia

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Diskursernas kamp - Afrika söder om Sahara i kurslitteraturen på lärarutbildningen i historia

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Publication Student essay 15hp
Title Diskursernas kamp - Afrika söder om Sahara i kurslitteraturen på lärarutbildningen i historia
Author Weeks, Sarah
Date 2018
English abstract
The history teacher training program at Malmö University used to hold a course entitled World Histories, which focused giving the students a nuanced image of world history, in contrast to the one commonly known, which is shaped by colonial and eurocentric discourses. However, the literature in this course was not scrutinised to any extent, and the purpose of this study is therefore to find out whether the anti-eurocentric literature is also dominated by those same discourses by performing a critical discourse analysis of it. The result shows that the studied books are indeed formed by the eurocentric discourse even if there are instances of discursive battle between, for instance a postcolonial discourse and the former. The conclusion of this study is that it appears to be very hard to move outside of the eurocentric discourse while simultaneously adhering to a traditional historical narrative and that other types of history than the traditional economic one need to be revaluated and researched. Until then, fiction might be a way of including perspectives of world history in teaching, and thus make visible and give voice to those marginalised by the eurocentric narrative.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle
Language swe (iso)
Subject Postcolonialism
Eurocentrism
Africa
Subsaharan Africa
Discourse
Discourse analysis
Teacher studies
Afrika
Lärarutbildningen
Postkolonialism
Diskursanalys
Diskurs
World history
Världshistoria
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