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The Oxford handbook of oral history

Donald A. Ritchie (Editor)
"In the past sixty years, oral history has moved from the periphery to the mainstream of academic studies and is now employed as a research tool by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, medical therapists, documentary film makers, and educators at all levels. The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues, and the application of oral history to both scholarly research and public presentations. The volume is addressed to seasoned practitioners as well as to newcomers, offering diverse perspectives on the current state of the field and its likely future developments. Some of its chapters survey large areas of oral history research and examine how they developed; others offer case studies that deal with specific projects, issues, and applications of oral history. From the Holocaust, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, the Falklands War in Argentina, the Velvet Revolution in Eastern Europe, to memories of September 11, 2001 and of Hurricane Katrina, the creative and essential efforts of oral historians worldwide are examined and explained in this multipurpose handbook"-- Publisher's description
Print Book, English, 2011
Oxford University Press, New York, 2011
xvii, 542 pages ; 26 cm.
9780195339550, 9780199945061, 019533955X, 0199945063
The dynamics of interviewing / Mary Kay Quinlan
Those who prevailed and those who were replaced : interviewing on both sides of a conflict / Miroslav Vaněk
Interviewing in cross-cultural settings / William Schneider
Case study : oral history and democracy : lessons from illiterates / Mercedes Vilanova
Memory and remembering in oral history / Alistair Thomson
Can memory be collective? / Anna Green
Case study : Rome's house memory and history : the politics of memory and public institutions / Alessandro Portelli
How does one win a lost war? Oral history and political memories / Federico Guillermo Lorenz
Disappointed remains : trauma, testimony, and reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa / Sean Field
Case study : memory work with children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa / Philippe Denis
The stages of women's oral history / Sue Armitage
Race and oral history / Albert S. Broussard
Remembering in later life : generating individual and social change / Joanna Bornat
The Proust effect : oral history and the senses / Paula Hamilton
After action : oral history and war / Megan Hutching
Case study : "Above all, we need the witness" : the oral history of Holocaust survivors / Jessica Wiederhorn
Case study : field notes on catastrophe : reflections on The September 11, 2001, Oral History Memory and Narrative Project / Mary Marshall Clark
Doing video oral history / Brien R. Williams
Case study : opening up memory space : the challenges of audiovisual history / Albert Lichtblau
Achieving the promise of oral history in a digital age / Doug Boyd
Oral history : media, message, and meaning / Clifford M. Kuhn
Messiah with a microphone? Oral historians, technology, and sound archives / Robert B. Perks
Case study : between the raw and the cooked in oral history : notes from the kitchen / Michael Frisch and Douglas Lambert
The legal ramifications of oral history / John A. Neuenschwander
Medical ethics and oral history / Michelle Winslow and Graham Smith
The archival imperative : can oral history survive the funding crisis in archival institutions? / Beth M. Robertson
Case study : The Southern Oral History Program / Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, interviewed by Kathryn Nasstrom
Case study : what is it that university-based oral history can do? The Berkeley experience / Richard Cándida Smith
Toward A public oral history / Graham Smith
Motivating the twenty-first-century student with oral history / Glenn Whitman
Oral history in universities : from margins to mainstream / Janis Wilton
Case study : engaging interpretation through digital technologies / Rina Benmayor
Oral history in the digital age / Kelly Schrum, Sheila Brennan, James Halabuk, Sharon M. leon, and Tom Scheinfeldt