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Oral history off the record : toward an ethnography of practice

Oral history off the record : toward an ethnography of practice

Author: Anna Sheftel; Stacey Zembrzycki
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ©2013
Series: Palgrave studies in oral history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Most discussions of oral history method are rooted in abstract ideas about what interviewing should be and should achieve. However, interviews are ultimately personal interactions between human beings, and as such they rarely conform to a methodological ideal. Nonetheless, oral history's complex, capricious nature is rarely addressed by its practitioners when they share their work with the world. The struggles and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Sheftel; Stacey Zembrzycki
ISBN: 9781137339638 1137339632 9781137339645 1137339640
OCLC Number: 841187000
Description: xxv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Reflections on a lifetime of listening / Henry Greenspan --
From California to Kufr Nameh and back: reflections on forty years of feminist oral history / Sherna Berger Gluck --
"On" and "off" the record in shifting times and circumstances / Julie Cruikshank and Tatiana Argounova-Low --
Politics and praxis in Canadian working-class oral history / Joan Sangster --
Encounters in vulnerability, familiarity, and friendship / Hourig Attarian --
The vulnerable listener / Martha Norkunas --
Listen and learn: familiarity and feeling in the oral history interview / Alan Wong --
Going places: helping youth with refugee experiences take their stories public / Elizabeth Miller --
Not just another interviewee: befriending a Holocaust survivor / Stacey Zembrzycki --
The intersection of ethics and politics / Leyla Neyzi --
I can hear Lois now: corrections to my story of the internment of Japanese Canadians --
"for the record" / Pamela Sugiman --
Third parties in "third spaces": reflecting on the role of the translator in oral history interviews with Iraqi diasporic women / Nadia Jones-Gailani --
"If you'd told me you wanted to talk about the '60s, I wouldn't have called you back": reflections on collective memory and the practice of oral history / Nancy Janovicek --
The ethical murk of using testimony in oral historical research in South Africa / Monica Eileen Patterson --
Considering silence / Erin Jessee --
Toward an ethics of silence: negotiating off-the-record events and identity in oral history / Alexander Freund --
The heart of activism in Colombia: reflections on activism and oral history research in a conflict area / Luis van Isschot --
"I don't fancy history very much": reflections on interviewee recruitment and refusal in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Anna Sheftel.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in oral history.
Responsibility: edited by Anna Sheftel and Stacey Zembrzycki ; foreword by Steven High ; afterword by Alessandro Portelli.


Because oral history interviews are personal interactions between human beings, they rarely conform to a methodological ideal. These reflections from oral historians provide honest and rigorous  Read more...


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