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Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories Form and Meaning in Oral History

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ISBN-10: 0791404307

ISBN-13: 9780791404300

Edition: 1991

Authors: Alessandro Portelli

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The author began with an interest in the relationship of folksong to working-class identity and consciousness. He used literature, folklore, and linguistics to develop a method for the study of subjectivity by focusing on the implications of the verbal strategies used by the narrators. Following several essays on methodology, the central sections of the book describe two industrial cultures: Terni in Umbria, Central Italy; and Harlan in the heart of the Eastern Kentucky coal fields in the US. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 1/22/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction
The Death of Luigi Trastulli: Memory and the Event
On Methodology
Research as an Experiment in Equality
What Makes Oral History Different
"The Time of My Life": Functions of Time in Oral History
Two Industrial Cultures
Terni, Umbria, Italy
Dividing the World: Sound and Space in Cultural Transition
Uchronic Dreams: Working-Class Memory and Possible Worlds
The Best Garbage Man in Town: Life and Times of Valt�ro Peppoloni, Worker
Sports, Work, and Politics in an Industrial Town
Typology of Industrial Folk Song
Harlan, Kentucky, United States
Patterns of Paternalism: From Company Town to Union Shop
No Neutrals There: The Cultural Class Struggle in the Harlan Miners' Strike of 1931-32
The Interdisciplinary Approach
The Oral Shape of the Law: The "April 7 Case"
Absalom, Absalom! : Oral History and Literature
The Narrators
Notes
Index