The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

Paperback | October 15, 2012

EditorDonald A. Ritchie

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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 OralHistory 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 studiesthat 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 creativeand essential efforts of oral historians worldwide are examined and explained in this multipurpose handbook.

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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 OralHistory brings together forty authors on five ...

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 Practi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsDonald A. Ritchie: Introduction: The Evolution of Oral HistoryPart I The Nature of Interviewing1. Mary Kay Quinlan: The Dynamics of Interviewing2. Miroslav Vanek: Those Who Prevailed and Those Who Were Replaced: Interviewing on Both Sides of a Conflict3. William Schneider: Interviewing in Cross-Cultural4. Mercedes Vilanova: Case Study: Oral History and Democracy: Lessons from IlliteratesPart II Memory and History5. Alistair Thomson: Memory and Remembering in Oral History6. Anna Green: Can Memory be Collective?7. Alessandro Portelli: Case Study: Rome's House of Memory and History: The Politics of Memory and Public Institutions8. Federico Guillermo Lorenz: How Does One Win a Lost War? Oral History and Political Memories9. Sean Field: Disappointed Remains: Trauma, Testimony and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa10. Philippe Denis: Case Study: Memory Work with Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in South AfricaPart III Theory and Interpretation11. Sue Armitage: The Stages of Women's Oral History12. Albert Broussard: Race and Oral History13. Joanna Bornat: Remembering in Later Life: Generating Individual and Social Change14. Paula Hamilton: Oral History and the Senses15. Megan Hutching: After Action: Oral History and War16. Jessica Wiederhorn: Case Study: "Above all, we need the witness": The Oral History of Holocaust Survivors17. Mary Marshall Clark: Case Study: Field Notes on Catastrophe: Reflections on the September 11, 2001 Oral History Memory and Narrative ProjectPart IV The Technological Impact18. Brien Williams: Doing Video Oral History19. Albert Lichtblau: Case Study: Opening Up Memory Space: The Challenges of Audiovisual History20. Doug Boyd: Achieving the Promise of Oral History in a Digital Age21. Clifford M. Kuhn: Oral History: Media, Message, and Meaning22. Robert B. Perks: Messiah with a Microphone? Oral Historians, Technology, and Sound Archives23. Michael Frisch and Douglas Lambert: Case Study: Between the Raw and the Cooked in Oral History: Notes from the KitchenPart V Legal, Ethical and Archival Imperatives24. John Neuenschwander: The Legal Ramifications of Oral History25. Michelle Winslow and Graham Smith: Medical Ethics and Oral History26. Beth M. Robertson: The Archival Imperative: Can Oral History Survive the Funding Crisis in Archival Institutions?27. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall interviewed by Kathryn Nasstrom: Case Study: The Southern Oral History Program28. Richard Candida Smith: Case Study: What is it that University-Based Oral History Can Do? The Berkeley ExperiencePart VI Presenting Oral History29. Graham Smith: Towards a Public Oral History30. Glenn Whitman: Motivating the Twenty-First-Century Student with Oral History31. Janis Wilton: Oral History in Universities: From Margins to Mainstream32. Rina Benmayor: Case Study: Engaging Interpretation through Digital Technologies33. Sheila Brennan, James Halabuk, Sharon Leon, Tom Scheinfeldt, and Kelly Schrum: Oral History in the Digital AgeIndex