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      'We need to remember they died for us': How young people in New Zealand make meaning of war remembrance and commemoration of the First World War

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      London Review of Education
      UCL IOE Press
      MEMORY, WAR REMEMBRANCE, COMMEMORATION, ANZAC, GALLIPOLI, NEW ZEALAND
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            This article examines the extent to which young people in New Zealand share the dominant beliefs and assumptions that inform contemporary notions of war remembrance concerning the First World War. In particular, it considers how they make meaning of the ANZAC/Gallipoli narrative. Informed by two empirical studies, it questions whether young people uncritically accept the dominant cultural memory messages about the First World War that shape commemorative activities or whether they share a wider range of perspectives on war remembrance. While the purpose of commemorative activities is to convey particular memory messages about appropriate ways to remember the First World War, young people are not passive in this process. Although they typically do not demonstrate a firm grasp of all the relevant historical details about the First World War, when given the opportunity to do so they appear to be engaging critically with the production of cultural memory messages about war remembrance.

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            Journal
            10430
            London Review of Education
            UCL IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 July 2017
            : 15
            : 2
            : 259-271
            Article
            1474-8460(20170701)15:2L.259;1- s9.phd /ioep/clre/2017/00000015/00000002/art00009
            10.18546/LRE.15.2.09
            ff4a14cc-365a-4e01-817d-a1a3a9f89195
            Copyright @ 2017
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            Articles: Negotiating the nation

            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            WAR REMEMBRANCE,ANZAC,NEW ZEALAND,GALLIPOLI,COMMEMORATION,MEMORY

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