Oral History Reader

ISBN-10: 0415133521
ISBN-13: 9780415133524
Edition: 1997
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Description: These key writings cover topics such as the problems posed by interviewing, discussions of the politics of empowerment, analytical strategies for interpreting memories, and concerns of archiving, practice, ethics and interpretation.

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/8/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

These key writings cover topics such as the problems posed by interviewing, discussions of the politics of empowerment, analytical strategies for interpreting memories, and concerns of archiving, practice, ethics and interpretation.

Introduction
Critical developments
Introduction
Black history, oral history and genealogy
The voice of the past: oral history
Oral history and Hard Times: a review essay
Movement without aim: methodological and theoretical problems in oral history
Work ideology and consensus under Italian fascism
What makes oral history different
Popular memory: theory, politics, method
Telling our stories: feminist debates and the use of oral history
Interviewing
Introduction
On oral history interviewing
Ways of listening
Life history interviews with people with learning disabilities
Family life histories: a collaborative venture
Interviewing the women of Phokeng
Learning to listen: interview techniques and analyses
Marking absences: Holocaust testimony and history
Advocacy and empowerment
Introduction
Oral history as a social movement: reminiscence and older people
Reaching across the generations: the Foxfire experience
Culture and disability: the role of oral history
Central American refugee testimonies and performed life histories in the Sanctuary movement
The Gulag in memory
The Sahel Oral History Project
Leprosy in India: the intervention of oral history
Interpreting memories
Introduction
Structure and validity in oral evidence
What is social in oral history?
Anzac memories: putting popular memory theory into practice in Australia
Theory, method and oral history
'That's not what I said': interpretive conflict in oral narrative research
Evidence, empathy and ethics: lessons from oral histories of the Klan
Telling tales: oral history and the construction of pre-Stonewall lesbian history
Making histories
Introduction
Archival science and oral sources
The future of oral history and moving images
Perils of the transcript
Reminiscence as literacy: intersections and creative moments
'What the wind won't take away': the genesis of Nisa - The Life and Words of a! Kung Woman
Presenting voices in different media: print, radio and CD-ROM
Angledool stories: Aboriginal history in hypermedia
Children becoming historians: an oral history project in a primary school
The exhibition that speaks for itself: oral history and museums
Out of the archives and onto the stage
Select bibliography
Useful contacts
Index

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