The Oral History Reader
Robert Perks, Alistair Thomson
Psychology Press, 1998 - History - 479 pages
The Oral History Reader edited by Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, is an international anthology of the key writings about the theory, method and use of oral history.
Arranged in five thematic sections, The Oral History Reader details issues in the theory and practice of oral history. The collection covers key debates in the postwar development of oral history including:
* problems posed by interviewing
Each section contains an introduction which contextualises the selection by reviewing key isssues and relevant literature. Extensive cross-referencing and indexing provides an aid to research and a crucial comparative dimension.
This comprehensive volume illustrates similarities and differences in oral history work from around the world, with examples from North America, Britain, Australasia, Continental Europe, Latin America and Africa. It also details the subjects - such as labour history, women's history, gay and lesbian history, ethnic and indigenous people's history and disability history - to which oral history has made a significant contribution.
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Black history oral history and genealogy
a review essay
methodological and theoretical problems
Work ideology and consensus under Italian fascism
What makes oral history different
theory politics method
the Foxfire experience
Central American refugee testimonies and performed life histories
The Sahel Oral History Project
What is social in oral history?
putting popular memory theory into practice
interpretive conflict in oral narrative
lessons from oral histories of
feminist debates and the use of oral history
On oral history interviewing
a collaborative venture
interview techniques and analyses
Holocaust testimony and history
reminiscence and older people
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