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Oral history theory

Author: Lynn Abrams
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics to psychoanalysis with the observations of practitioners and including extensive examples of oral history practice from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Abrams
ISBN: 9781138905382 1138905380 9781138905399 1138905399 9780415427555 041542755X 9780203849033 0203849035
OCLC Number: 936205562
Description: xi, 238 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Turning practice into theory --
2. The peculiarities of oral history --
3. Self --
4. Subjectivity and intersubjectivity --
5. Memory --
6. Narrative --
7. Performance --
8. Power and empowerment --
9. Trauma and ethics.
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Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics to psychoanalysis with the observations of practitioners and including extensive examples of oral history practice from around the world, this book constitutes the first integrated discussion of oral history theory. Structured around key themes such as the peculiarities of oral history, the study of the self, subjectivity and intersubjectivity, memory, narrative, performance, power and trauma, each chapter provides a clear and user-friendly explanation of the various theoretical approaches, illustrating these with examples from teh rich field of published oral history and making suggestions for the practicing oral historian. This second edition includes a new chapter on trauma and ethics, a preface discussing new developemnts in the field and an updated glossary and further reading section--back cover.

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