Popular Education is a concept with many meanings. With the rise of national systems of education at the beginning of the nineteenth-century, it was related to the socially inclusive concept of citizenship coined by privileged members with vested interests in the urban society that could only be achieved by educating the common people, or in other words, the uncontrollable masses that had nothing to lose. In the twentieth-century, Popular Education became another word for initiatives taken by religious and socialist groups for educating working-class adults, and women. However, in the course of the twentieth-century, the meaning of the term shifted towards empowerment and the education of the oppressed. This book explores the several ways in which Popular Education has been theoretically and empirically defined, in several regions of the world, over the last three centuries. It is the result of work by scholars from Europe and the Americas during the 31st session of the International Standing Conference on the History of Education (ISCHE) that was organised at Utrecht University, the Netherlands in August 2009. This book was originally published as a special issue of Paedagogica Historica.
Author: Anna Holian
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2011-08-30
In May of 1945, there were more than eight million “displaced persons” (or DPs) in Germany—recently liberated foreign workers, concentration camp prisoners, and prisoners of war from all of Nazi-occupied Europe, as well as eastern Europeans who had fled west before the advancing Red Army. Although most of them quickly returned home, it soon became clear that large numbers of eastern European DPs could or would not do so. Focusing on Bavaria, in the heart of the American occupation zone, Between National Socialism and Soviet Communism examines the cultural and political worlds that four groups of displaced persons—Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and Jewish—created in Germany during the late 1940s and early 1950s. The volume investigates the development of refugee communities and how divergent interpretations of National Socialism and Soviet Communism defined these displaced groups. Combining German and eastern European history, Anna Holian draws on a rich array of sources in cultural and political history and engages the broader literature on displacement in the fields of anthropology, sociology, political theory, and cultural studies. Her book will interest students and scholars of German, eastern European, and Jewish history; migration and refugees; and human rights.
Author: Dan Stone
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Seventy years have passed since the tortured inmates of Hitler’s concentration and extermination camps were liberated. When the horror of the atrocities came fully to light, it was easy for others to imagine the joyful relief of freed prisoners. Yet for those who had survived the unimaginable, the experience of liberation was a slow, grueling journey back to life. In this unprecedented inquiry into the days, months, and years following the arrival of Allied forces at the Nazi camps, a foremost historian of the Holocaust draws on archival sources and especially on eyewitness testimonies to reveal the complex challenges liberated victims faced and the daunting tasks their liberators undertook to help them reclaim their shattered lives. Historian Dan Stone focuses on the survivors—their feelings of guilt, exhaustion, fear, shame for having survived, and devastating grief for lost family members; their immense medical problems; and their later demands to be released from Displaced Persons camps and resettled in countries of their own choosing. Stone also tracks the efforts of British, American, Canadian, and Russian liberators as they contended with survivors’ immediate needs, then grappled with longer-term issues that shaped the postwar world and ushered in the first chill of the Cold War years ahead.
Author: Sybil Oldfield
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Release Date: 2001
The 150 British women humanitarians listed in this volume are those who made large contribututions both in Britain and worldwide. Forerunners of organizations such as OXFAM, Amnesty and Medecine sans Frontieres, they also pioneered refuges for homeless women, literacy projects and famine relief.
Author: Bruno Cabanes
Release Date: 2009
Des dizaines de millions de combattants ont été tués ou blessés dans les combats du vingtième siècle. Les victimes civiles, encore plus nombreuses, ont payé le prix fort de la totalisation des conflits. Fragilisés par la perte d'un être proche, par l'expérience de l'exil ou par la destruction de leur environnement, la quasi-totalité des contemporains ont vécu la guerre comme l'événement majeur de leur vie. Parfois leur espace intime avait été pris pour cible : maisons saccagées, souvenirs matériels détruits, paysages familiers rendus méconnaissables. Souvent leur corps meurtri ou affaibli trahissait la violence de l'épreuve qu'ils venaient de traverser. Au sortir de la guerre, chacun dut reconstruire, renouer tant bien que mal avec le quotidien, vivre avec les séquelles laissées par les combats et l'absence des disparus. Revenir à l'avant-guerre était impossible. Il fallut faire son deuil de tout ce que le conflit avait détruit et des rapports humains qu'il avait altérés. Faire son deuil aussi du temps exceptionnel de la guerre, de son rythme accéléré, et consentir, parfois à contrecoeur, à une forme de normalisation. Cette histoire du retour à l'intime restait à écrire. Une équipe d'historiens français, allemands et américains, réunie sous la direction de Bruno Cabanes, professeur associé à l'Université Yale (Etats-Unis) et de Guillaume Piketty, directeur de recherches au Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po Paris, renouvelle l'analyse des sorties de guerre, en étudiant la reconstruction des vies ordinaires, notamment au lendemain de la Première et de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.