|Titolo:||BECOMING IMPERIALIST: ITALIAN COLONIES IN FASCIST TEXTBOOKS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Abstract:||The article explores the way in which primary school textbooks in Fascist Italy played an important part in disseminating the colonial discourse. Starting from a brief overview of the education system and textbooks in Liberal Italy, the essay reviews the changes made by the Fascists after 1922: Gentile's reform; the national commission for primary school textbooks; the introduction of the testo unico di Stato (single state-approved texts). These changes reveal the increasing emphasis on colonial topics and the development of the ‘new Italian man’. The impact of 1936 as a turning point in Fascist colonial policy following the conquest of Ethiopia and the proclamation of the empire of Italian East Africa is highlighted by the ways in which primary school textbooks reflected Fascist ambitions to imbue pupils with a new imperial consciousness.|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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