Faith in history: memory, multiculturalism and the legacies of Empire in postwar England

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    Abstract

    This article employs a broad concept of memory in order to examine the reconstruction of the past in various migrant religious and educational settings in the period after 1970. In educational projects designed to promote good community relations, and in attempts to develop non-dogmatic forms of religious belief, British history became the subject of extensive discussion and debate. A small space opened up in which the legacies of British imperial history, so often a matter of visceral feeling, could be publicised, explored and taken seriously. Using case studies from London and Birmingham the article argues that religious groups played a small but important role in enabling new, more inclusive and more critical, historical narratives to enter metropolitan British society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)779-793
    Number of pages15
    JournalHistory of Education
    Volume40
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

    Bibliographical note

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    This is an electronic preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in History of Education © 2011 Copyright Taylor & Francis; History of Education: Journal of the History of Education Society is available online at:
    http://www.tandfonline.com/thed20.
    Myers, K. ‘Faith in history: memory, multiculturalism and the legacies of Empire in postwar England,' History
    of Education, 40, 6 (2011): 779-793. DOI: 10.1080/0046760X.2011.620014

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