Xenophobia and school history textbooks

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Chisholm
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT, HISTORY, NATIONAL UNITY, TEXTBOOKS, XENOPHOBIA
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5399

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Abstract

In the same week that xenophobic attacks were launched against foreigners in Gauteng, Zulu ethnic nationalists burnt history textbooks in KwaZulu-Natal. Xenophobes were characterised as `the class of 1994. The link between nationalism, xenophobia and how we understand our history is a close one, says Linda Chisholm.