Keywords: information Journalism barbarity suffering war Kosovo Yugoslavia Iraq history

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Marcin Poletyło

Yugoslavia in 1999, Iraq in 2003. The Image of War in History Textbooks for Upper Secondary Schools

Cite: Marcin Poletyło, Jugosławia 1999, Irak 2003. Obraz wojny w podręcznikach do historii dla szkół ponadgimnazjalnych, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2015( 20) nr 1, s. 104-126.

The paper brings up the issue of contemporary discourse of war by analyzing fragments of history textbook regarding bombardment of Yugoslavia in 1999 and invasion of Iraq in 2003. Historical events and processes are often presented there in ideological way, using narratives propagated by involved in these operations western governments. The way of these presentations suggest the authors have relied mainly on mass media rather than scientific publications. The article researches how the popular media-based narratives penetrate the school curriculums and create social imaginations of war.

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