Pedagogies of Space

(Re)Mapping National Territories, Borders, and Identities in Post-Soviet Textbooks
  • Iveta Silova
  • Michael Mead Yaqub
  • Garine Palandjian


Nagorno-Karabakh is caught in a terse tug-of-war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. South Ossetia, also in the south Caucasus, is a fuse for conflict between Georgia and Russia. Transdniester, on the eastern border of Moldova, likewise remains an unrecognized breakaway state. Clearly, battles over borders and disputes about space—who it belongs to and who belongs to it—continue to rage in the vast territory of the former Soviet Union. Since the collapse of the socialist bloc in 1991¸ a host of new states have asserted manifold, sometimes explosive, claims to their territory, their home. Such claims have been central to geopolitical disputes and scholarly research.


National Identity Literacy Primer National Space Critical Discourse Analysis School Textbook 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iveta Silova
    • 1
  • Michael Mead Yaqub
    • 2
  • Garine Palandjian
    • 3
  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PennsylvaniaUSA
  2. 2.Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PennsylvaniaUSA
  3. 3.Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PennsylvaniaUSA

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