The Oxford Handbook of Oral History (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History (Oxford Handbooks)

By: Donald A. Ritchie (editor)Paperback

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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.

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Donald A. Ritchie is historian of the U.S. Senate, where he conducts an oral history program. A past president of the Oral History Association, he has also served on the councils of the International Oral History Association and the American Historical Association. He is the author of many books, including Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide (OUP, 2003), Reporting from Washington (OUP, 2005) and The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2010).


Contributors ; Introduction: The Evolution of Oral History ; Donald A. Ritchie ; Part I The Nature of Interviewing ; 1. The Dynamics of Interviewing ; Mary Kay Quinlan ; 2. Those Who Prevailed and Those Who Were Replaced: Interviewing on Both Sides of a Conflict: ; Miroslav Vanek ; 3. Interviewing in Cross-Cultural Settings ; William Schneider ; 4. Case Study: Oral History and Democracy: Lessons from Illiterates ; Mercedes Vilanova ; Part II Memory and History ; 5. Memory and Remembering in Oral History ; Alistair Thomson ; 6. Can Memory be Collective? ; Anna Green ; 7. Case Study: Rome's House of Memory and History: The Politics of Memory and Public Institutions ; Alessandro Portelli ; 8. How Does One Win a Lost War? Oral History and Political Memories ; Federico Guillermo Lorenz ; 9. Disappointed Remains: Trauma, Testimony and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa ; Sean Field ; 10. Case Study: Memory Work with Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa ; Philippe Denis ; Part III Theory and Interpretation ; 11. The Stages of Women's Oral History ; Sue Armitage ; 12. Race and Oral History ; Albert Broussard ; 13. Remembering in Later Life: Generating Individual and Social Change ; Joanna Bornat ; 14. Oral History and the Senses ; Paula Hamilton ; 15. After Action: Oral History and War ; Megan Hutching ; 16. Case Study: "Above all, we need the witness": The Oral History of Holocaust Survivors ; Jessica Wiederhorn ; 17. Case Study: Field Notes on Catastrophe: Reflections on the September 11, 2001 ; Oral History Memory and Narrative Project ; Mary Marshall Clark ; Part IV The Technological Impact ; 18. Doing Video Oral History ; Brien Williams ; 19. Case Study: Opening Up Memory Space: The Challenges of Audiovisual History ; Albert Lichtblau ; 20. Achieving the Promise of Oral History in a Digital Age ; Doug Boyd ; 21. Oral History: Media, Message, and Meaning ; Clifford M. Kuhn ; 22. Messiah with a Microphone? Oral Historians, Technology, and Sound Archives ; Robert B. Perks ; 23. Case Study: Between the Raw and the Cooked in Oral History: Notes from the Kitchen ; Michael Frisch and Douglas Lambert ; Part V Legal, Ethical and Archival Imperatives ; 24. The Legal Ramifications of Oral History ; John Neuenschwander ; 25. Medical Ethics and Oral History ; Michelle Winslow and Graham Smith ; 26. The Archival Imperative: Can Oral History Survive the Funding Crisis in Archival Institutions? ; Beth M. Robertson ; 27. Case Study: The Southern Oral History Program ; Jacquelyn Dowd Hall interviewed by Kathryn Nasstrom ; 28. Case Study: What is it that University-Based Oral History Can Do? The Berkeley Experience ; Richard Candida Smith ; Part VI Presenting Oral History ; 29. Towards a Public Oral History ; Graham Smith ; 30. Motivating the Twenty-First-Century Student with Oral History ; Glenn Whitman ; 31. Oral History in Universities: From Margins to Mainstream ; Janis Wilton ; 32: Case Study: Engaging Interpretation through Digital Technologies ; Rina Benmayor ; 33: Oral History in the Digital Age ; Sheila Brennan, James Halabuk, Sharon Leon, Tom Scheinfeldt, and Kelly Schrum ; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780199945061
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9780199945061
  • weight: 978
  • ISBN10: 0199945063

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