The Postwar Schoolbook as a Material Artefact. Two Greek Reading Textbooks from 1944

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Abstract

In contrast to the countries of western Europe, the end of the Second World War did not bring political restoration, economic recovery or the emergence of a new social order to Greece. Subscribing to the view that the material form of books and their typography convey meaning, this article presents a comparative study of the design and production of a reading primer and a third-year reading textbook, both of which were published in a climate of political and social disorder. Drawing on surviving copies of the books, educational laws, teachers’ recollections and archival material, this article examines the ways in which the sociopolitical environment and technological conditions of a publication affect the ways in which texts are shaped into book form.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-72
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Educational Media, Memory and Society
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • schoolbooks
  • Reading primers
  • textbooks
  • Greece
  • Printing history
  • Book history
  • Book design history

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