The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

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In the past sixty years, oral history has moved from the periphery to the mainstream of academic studies, being 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 articles 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 182.88 x 248.92 x 45.72mm | 1,451.49g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019533955X
  • 9780195339550
  • 1,096,791

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a rich compendium of the theoretical, methodological, and technological developments ... Many of the authors in the Oxford Handbook draw on their experiences of doing research and running programs. This gives the Oxford Handbook a personal touch that might make it more accessible to a broader audience, including students and community researchers. * Alexander Freund, Oral History Review * The publication of this Oxford Handbook reflects the now widespread acceptance and respectability of oral history as a methodology at the heart of historical, and other academic, disciplines. * James Mark, English Historical Review *show more

About Donald A. Ritchie

Donald A. Ritchie is an Historian, U.S. Senate, author of The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2010), Reporting from Washington (OUP, 2005), Doing Oral History (2/E, OUP, 2003), et al, and former president, Oral History Associationshow more

Table of contents

CONTRIBUTORS; INTRODUCTION: THE EVOLUTION OF ORAL HISTORY; DONALD A. RITCHIE; PART I THE NATURE OF INTERVIEWING; MARY KAY QUINLAN; MIROSLAV VANEK; WILLIAM SCHNEIDER; MERCEDES VILANOVA; PART II MEMORY AND HISTORY; ALISTAIR THOMSON; ANNA GREEN; ALESSANDRO PORTELLI; FEDERICO GUILLERMO LORENZ; SEAN FIELD; PHILIPPE DENIS; PART III THEORY AND INTERPRETATION; SUE ARMITAGE; ALBERT BROUSSARD; JOANNA BORNAT; PAULA HAMILTON; MEGAN HUTCHING; JESSICA WIEDERHORN; ORAL HISTORY MEMORY AND NARRATIVE PROJECT; MARY MARSHALL CLARK; PART IV THE TECHNOLOGICAL IMPACT; BRIEN WILLIAMS; ALBERT LICHTBLAU; DOUG BOYD; CLIFFORD M. KUHN; ROBERT B. PERKS; MICHAEL FRISCH AND DOUGLAS LAMBERT; PART V LEGAL, ETHICAL AND ARCHIVAL IMPERATIVES; JOHN NEUENSCHWANDER; MICHELLE WINSLOW AND GRAHAM SMITH; BETH M. ROBERTSON; JACQUELYN DOWD HALL INTERVIEWED BY KATHRYN NASSTROM; RICHARD CANDIDA SMITH; PART VI PRESENTING ORAL HISTORY; GRAHAM SMITH; GLENN WHITMAN; JANIS WILTON; RINA BENMAYOR; SHEILA BRENNAN, JAMES HALABUK, SHARON LEON, TOM SCHEINFELDT, AND KELLY SCHRUM; INDEXshow more

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The publication of this Oxford Handbook reflects the now widespread acceptance and respectability of oral history as a methodology at the heart of historical, and other academic, disciplines. James Mark, English Historical Reviewshow more

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