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Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society

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Published on behalf of the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research

The Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society (JEMMS) explores perceptions of society as constituted and conveyed in processes of learning and educational media. The focus is on various types of texts (such as textbooks, museums, memorials, films) and their institutional, political, social, economic, and cultural contexts. The construction of collective memory and conceptions of space, the production of meaning, image formation, forms of representation, and perceptions of the "self" and the "other," as well as processes of identity construction (ethnic, national, regional, religious, institutional, gender) are of particular interest. Special importance is given to the significance of educational media for social cohesion and conflict. The journal is international and interdisciplinary and welcomes empirically based contributions from the humanities and the social sciences as well as theoretical and methodological studies.

Subjects: Education, Media, Social Sciences

Current Issue

Volume 8, Issue 2, Autumn 2016


Spatial Relations and the Struggle for Space: Friedrich Ratzel’s Impact on German Education from the Wilhelmine Empire to the Third Reich
Troy Paddock

Negotiating the Nation in History: The Swedish State Approval Scheme for Textbooks and Teaching Aids from 1945 to 1983
Henrik Åström Elmersjö

Narrating the Second World War: History Textbooks and Nation Building in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine
Lina Klymenko

Working with the Cold War: Types of Knowledge in Swedish and Australian History Textbook Activities
Niklas Ammert and Heather Sharp

Dutch Economic Textbooks in the 1970s: Raising the Status of a New Secondary School Type by Means of Mathematical Abstraction
Gerrit F. Gorter, Hilda T. A. Amsing, and Jeroen J. H. Dekker

Writing Childhoods, Righting Memory: Intergenerational Remembrance in Post-communist Romania
Codruța Alina Pohrib

The Transmission of Cultural Values via EFL Textbooks in China
Jingyi Li

Explaining Teachers’ Use of Textbooks
Monica Reichenberg

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