Interrupting History: Rethinking History Curriculum After 'The End of History' (Counterpoints #404) (Paperback)

Interrupting History: Rethinking History Curriculum After 'The End of History' (Counterpoints #404) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Robert John Parkes Cover Image
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This is book number 404 in the Counterpoints series.

Description


Since the emergence of postmodern social theory, history has been haunted by predictions of its imminent end. Postmodernism has been accused of making historical research and writing untenable, encouraging the proliferation of revisionist histories, providing fertile ground for historical denial, and promoting the adoption of a mournful view of the past. This provocative book re-examines the nature of the alleged threat to history posed by postmodernism, and explores the implications of postmodern social theory for history as curriculum. Interrupting History will be of interest to curricularists and critical pedagogues around the globe, and to history educators at all levels of education. Making an important contribution to the struggle for critical and effective histories, it is a must-read text for those studying or teaching history today.

About the Author


Robert John Parkes, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Studies (history, social, and media education) at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is co-editor, with Zsuzsa Millei and Tom Griffiths, of Re-Theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities, also published with Peter Lang.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781433112393
ISBN-10: 1433112396
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2011
Pages: 156
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints