Education and politics of memory

Politics of memory at the school

Although this is not a new theme, the phenomena of “memory manipulation” and “politics of memory” always seem current to us. Even though they are different terms, they are close from a semantic point of view. Memory policies resort to manipulating memory using conditioning actions that, in some aspects, recall Skinner’s reinforcement schemes. Authoritarian and totalitarian regimes have adopted this strategy in the iconography of classrooms and the contents of school textbooks. Thus, we can point to the school as a space where the propaganda of non-democratic political regimes intensified their politics of memory? Can the same phenomenon also be observed in democratic regimes?

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Cite this blog post
Rooney Pinto (2022, June 12). Education and politics of memory. Socialis memoriae. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/rd35

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