Historical Representation
  • ISSN 1053-6981
  • E-ISSN: 2405-9374
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AbstractIndividuals' representations of history involve a process in which narratives provided by the sociocultural setting are appropriated and used in specific settings to produce concrete texts. This process involves various forms of multivoicedness. The distinction is made between heteroglossia and means conflict as forms of multivoicedness, and these two forms are used to analyze a set of written texts produced by college students about the origins of the United States. This analysis indicates that these students relied very heavily on a single basic narrative as a "mediational means," but they invoked it in a range of different ways, thereby generating different forms of multivoicedness. The nature of this multivoicedness is explored in terms of notions of resistance and consumption. (Education; Psychology; Historical Narrative; Multivoicedness)


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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