Kazakhstan in World War II: Authors and Publishers of Post-1991 History Textbooks

In: Central Asian Affairs
Berikbol Dukeyev PhD Candidate in Politics and International Relations, College of Arts & Social Sciences, the Australian National University Canberra Australia

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The paper examines the production of secondary-school textbooks published between 1992 and 2019 that address the Soviet history of Kazakhstan. It argues that textbook authors exercise agency when discussing Kazakhstan’s participation in the Second World War. While some authors focus squarely on the heroism of Kazakhs and the Kazakh nation’s contribution to the final victory, others build upon this narrative by discussing the human losses incurred and the experiences of ordinary people. This article contributes to studies looking at portrayals of World War II in post-Soviet countries’ history textbooks.

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