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Oral history and public memories

Author: Paula Hamilton; Linda Shopes
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 2008. ©2008
Series: Critical perspectives on the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Oral History and Public Memories is the first book to explore the relationship between the well-established practice of oral history and the burgeoning field of memory studies. In the past, oral historians have generally privileged the individual narrator, frequently fetishizing the interview process without fully understanding that interviews are only one form of memory-making. Historians engaged in memory studies,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Oral history
Oral histories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oral history and public memories.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Hamilton; Linda Shopes
ISBN: 9781592131402 1592131409 9781592131419 1592131417
OCLC Number: 166379071
Description: xvii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Parks Canada, the commemoration of Canada, and northern Aboriginal oral history / David Neufeld --
History from above: the use of oral history in shaping collective memory in Singapore / Kevin Blackburn --
Mapping memories: oral history for Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales, Australia / Maria Nugent --
Moving beyond the walls: the oral history of the Ottoman fortress Villages of Seddulbahir and Kumkale / Isil Cerem Cenker and Lucienne Thys-Senocak --
Private memory in a public space: oral history and museums / Selma Thomas --
Imagining communities: memory, loss, and resilience in post-apartheid Cape Town / Sean field --
Contested places in public memory: reflections on personal testimony and oral history in Japanese American heritage / Gail Lee Dubrow --
"Scars in the ground": Kauri Gum stories / Senka Bozic-Vrbancic --
Memory and mourning: living oral history with queer Latinos and Latinas in San Francisco / Horacio N. Roque Ramirez --
Interfaced memory: black World War II ex-GIs' and veterans' reunions of the late twentieth century / Robert F. Jefferson --
Public memory as arena of contested meanings: a student project on migration / Riki van Boeschoten --
Countering corporate narratives from the streets: the Cleveland Homeless Oral History Project / Daniel Kerr --
Public memory, gender, and national identity in post-war Kosovo: the Albanian community / Silvia Salvatici --
Seeing the past, visions of the future: memory workshops with internally displaced persons in Colombia / Pilar Riano-Alcala.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on the past.
Responsibility: edited by Paula Hamilton and Linda Shopes.
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Explores the relationship between the well-established practice of oral history and the burgeoning field of memory studies. This title explains the processes by which oral histories move beyond  Read more...


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"A fine, well-conceived book, refreshingly direct and engaged. A collection of sparkling essays that show oral history at work in a diverse array of contexts, levels, and engagements. They Read more...

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