Doing Oral History

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199329346

Category: History

Page: 352

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Doing Oral History is considered the premier guidebook to oral history, used by professional oral historians, public historians, archivists, and genealogists as a core text in college courses and throughout the public history community. Over the past decades, the development of digital audio and video recording technology has continued to alter the practice of oral history, making it even easier to produce quality recordings and to disseminate them on the Internet. This basic manual offers detailed advice on setting up an oral history project, conducting interviews, making video recordings, preserving oral history collections in archives and libraries, and teaching and presenting oral history. Using the existing Q&A format, the third edition asks new questions and augments previous answers with new material, particularly in these areas: 1. Technology: As before, the book avoids recommending specific equipment, but weighs the merits of the types of technology available for audio and video recording, transcription, preservation, and dissemination. Information about web sites is expanded, and more discussion is provided about how other oral history projects have posted their interviews online. 2. Teaching: The new edition addresses the use of oral history in online teaching. It also expands the discussion of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) with the latest information about compliance issues. 3. Presentation: Once interviews have been conducted, there are many opportunities for creative presentation. There is much new material available on innovative forms of presentation developed over the last decade, including interpretive dance and other public performances. 4. Legal considerations: The recent Boston College case, in which the courts have ruled that Irish police should have access to sealed oral history transcripts, has re-focused attention on the problems of protecting donor restrictions. The new edition offers case studies from the past decade. 5. Theory and Memory: As a beginner's manual, Doing Oral History has not dealt extensively with theoretical issues, on the grounds that these emerge best from practice. But the third edition includes the latest thinking about memory and provides a sample of some of the theoretical issues surrounding oral sources. It will include examples of increased studies into catastrophe and trauma, and the special considerations these have generated for interviewers. 6. Internationalism: Perhaps the biggest development in the past decade has been the spreading of oral history around the world, facilitated in part by the International Oral History Association. New oral history projects have developed in areas that have undergone social and political upheavals, where the traditional archives reflect the old regimes, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The third edition includes many more references to non-U.S. projects that will still be relevant to an American audience. These changes make the third edition of Doing Oral History an even more useful tool for beginners, teachers, archivists, and all those oral history managers who have inherited older collections that must be converted to the latest technology.

Doing Oral History : A Practical Guide

A Practical Guide

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198035136

Category: History

Page: 320

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Oral history is vital to our understanding of the cultures and experiences of the past. Unlike written history, oral history forever captures people's feelings, expressions, and nuances of language. But what exactly is oral history? How reliable is the information gathered by oral history? And what does it take to become an oral historian? Donald A. Ritchie, a leading expert in the field, answers these questions and, in particular, explains the principles and guidelines created by the Oral History Association to ensure the professional standards of oral historians. Doing Oral History has become one of the premier resources in the field of oral history. It explores all aspects of oral history, from starting an oral-history project, including funding, staffing, and equipment to conducting interviews; publishing; videotaping; preserving materials; teaching oral history; and using oral history in museums and on the radio. In this second edition, the author has incorporated new trends and scholarship, updated and expanded the bibliography and appendices, and added a new focus on digital technology and the Internet. Appendices include sample legal release forms and information on oral history organizations. Doing Oral History is a definitive step-by-step guide that provides advice and explanations on how to create recordings that illuminate human experience for generations to come. Illustrated with examples from a wide range of fascinating projects, this authoritative guide offers clear, practical, and detailed advice for students, teachers, researchers, and amateur genealogists who wish to record the history of their own families and communities.

The Voice of the Past

Oral History

Author: Joanna Bornat

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190671580

Category:

Page: 504

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Oral history gives history back to the people in their own words. And in giving a past, it also helps them towards a future of their own making. Oral history and life stories help to create a truer picture of the past and the changing present, documenting the lives and feelings of all kinds of people, many otherwise hidden from history. It explores personal and family relationships and uncovers the secret cultures of work. It connects public and private experience, and it highlights the experiences of migrating between cultures. At the same time it can bring courage to the old, meaning to communities, and contact between generations. Sometimes it can offer a path for healing divided communities and those with traumatic memories. Without it the history and sociology of our time would be poor and narrow. In this fourth edition of his pioneering work, fully revised with Joanna Bornat, Paul Thompson challenges the accepted myths of historical scholarship. He discusses the reliability of oral evidence in comparison with other sources and considers the social context of its development. He looks at the relationship between memory, the self and identity. He traces oral history through its own past and weighs up the recent achievements of a movement which has become international, with notably strong developments in North America, Europe, Australia, Latin America, South Africa and the Far East, despite resistance from more conservative academics. This new edition combines the classic text of The Voice of the Past with many new sections, including especially the worldwide development of different forms of oral history and the parallel memory boom, as well as discussions of theory in oral history and of memory, trauma and reconciliation. It offers a deep social and historical interpretation along with succinct practical advice on designing and carrying out a project, The Voice of the Past remains an invaluable tool for anyone setting out to use oral history and life stories to construct a more authentic and balanced record of the past and the present.

A Guide to Oral History and the Law

Author: John A. Neuenschwander

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199342512

Category: History

Page: 149

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La 4e de couverture indique : "A guide to oral history and the law is the definitive resource for all practitioners of oral history. In clear, accessible language, it thoroughly explains the major legal issues that oral historians face, including legal release agreements, copyright, privacy, and the role of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and offers helpful suggestions on how to put sound legal procedures in place. The second edition analyzes relevant new court cases and reflects the impact of digital technology on oral history and the law. It also provides a more detailed discussion of both the ethical and legal obligations to fully inform narrators about the limits of protection for sealed and restrited interviews. This essential volume will be used by professionnals, family historians, and students alike."

The Oral History Manual

Author: Barbara W. Sommer,Mary Kay Quinlan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442270802

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 7116

This edition provides new information on methodology, memory, technology, and legal options incorporated into each chapter and a completely new chapter provides guidelines on how to analyze interview content for effective use of oral history interview information. It is an updated and expanded road map with solid introduction to oral history.

Women and Islamic Cultures

Disciplinary Paradigms and Approaches: 2003 - 2013

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004264736

Category: Law

Page: 390

View: 5842

This volume unpacks the representations, motivations, agendas, and projects by focusing on the advances in scholarly research on women and Islamic cultures in the first decade of the 21st century.

The Wonder of Their Voices

The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Author: Alan Rosen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889562

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6454

Over the last several decades, video testimony with aging Holocaust survivors has brought these witnesses into the limelight. Yet the success of these projects has made it seem that little survivor testimony took place in earlier years. In truth, thousands of survivors began to recount their experience at the earliest opportunity. This book provides the first full-length case study of early postwar Holocaust testimony, focusing on David Boder's 1946 displaced persons interview project. In July 1946, Boder, a psychologist, traveled to Europe to interview victims of the Holocaust who were in the Displaced Persons (DP) camps and what he called "shelter houses." During his nine weeks in Europe, Boder carried out approximately 130 interviews in nine languages and recorded them on a wire recorder. Likely the earliest audio recorded testimony of Holocaust survivors, the interviews are valuable today for the spoken word (that of the DP narrators and of Boder himself) and also for the song sessions and religious services that Boder recorded. Eighty sessions were eventually transcribed into English, most of which were included in a self-published manuscript. Alan Rosen sets Boder's project in the context of the postwar response to displaced persons, sketches the dramatic background of his previous life and work, chronicles in detail the evolving process of interviewing both Jewish and non-Jewish DPs, and examines from several angles the implications for the history of Holocaust testimony. Such early postwar testimony, Rosen avers, deserves to be taken on its own terms rather than to be enfolded into earlier or later schemas of testimony. Moreover, Boder's efforts and the support he was given for them demonstrate that American postwar response to the Holocaust was not universally indifferent but rather often engaged, concerned, and resourceful.

Listening on the Edge

Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis

Author: Mark Cave,Stephen M. Sloan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199386773

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4338

From the headlines of local newspapers to the coverage of major media outlets, scenes of war, natural disaster, political revolution and ethnic repression greet readers and viewers at every turn. What we often fail to grasp, however, despite numerous treatments of events is the deep meaning and broader significance of crisis and disaster. The complexity and texture of these situations are most evident in the broader personal stories of those whom the events impact most intimately. Oral history, with its focus on listening and collaborative creation with participants, has emerged as a forceful approach to exploring the human experience of crisis. Despite the recent growth of crisis oral history fieldwork, there has been little formal discussion of the process and meaning of utilizing oral history in these environments. Oral history research takes on special dimensions when working in highly charged situations often in close proximity to traumatic events. The emergent inclination for oral historians to respond to document crisis calls for a shared conversation among scholars as to what we have learned from crisis work so far. This dialogue, at the heart of this collection of oral history excerpts and essays, reveals new layers of the work of the oral historian. From the perspective of crisis and disaster oral history, the book addresses both the ways in which we think about the craft of oral hsitory, and the manner in which we use it. The book presents excerpts from oral histories done after twelve world crises, followed by critical analyses by the interviewers. Additional analytical chapters set the interviews in the contexts of pyschoanalysis and oral history methodology.

Launching the War on Poverty

An Oral History

Author: Michael L. Gillette

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779864

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4837

Head Start, Job Corps, Foster Grandparents, College Work-Study, VISTA, Community Action, and the Legal Services Corporation are familiar programs, but their tumultuous beginning has been largely forgotten. Conceived amid the daring idealism of the 1960s, these programs originated as weapons in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, an offensive spearheaded by a controversial new government agency. Within months, the Office of Economic Opportunity created an array of unconventional initiatives that empowered the poor, challenged the established order, and ultimately transformed the nation's attitudes toward poverty. In Launching the War on Poverty, historian Michael L. Gillette weaves together oral history interviews with the architects of the Great Society's boldest experiment. Forty-nine former poverty warriors, including Sargent Shriver, Adam Yarmolinsky, and Lawrence F. O'Brien, recount this inside story of unprecedented governmental innovation. The interviews capture the excitement and heady optimism of Americans in the 1960s along with their conflicts and disillusionment. This new edition of Launching the War on Poverty adds the voice of Lyndon Johnson to the story with excerpts from his recently-released White House telephone conversations. In these colorful and brutally candid conversations, LBJ exercises his full arsenal of presidential powers, political leverage, and legendary persuasiveness to win one of his most difficult legislative battles. The second edition also documents how the OEO's offspring survived their volatile origins to become broadly supported features of domestic policy.

Joe Goulds Geheimnis

Author: Joseph Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462028898

Category:

Page: 191

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Recording Oral History

A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759106543

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 3443

In iRecording Oral History, Second Editioni, Valerie Raleigh Yow builds on the foundation of her classic text with a fully updated and substantially expanded new edition. One of the most widely used and highly regarded textbooks ever published in the field, Yows seminal work now includes illuminating new material on using the internet, an examination of the interactions between oral history and memory processes, and exploration into testimony analysis and the interpretation of meanings in different contexts. This exceptional new edition will interest researchers and students in a wide variety of disciplines including history, sociology, anthropology, education, psychology, social work and ethnographic methods.

Oral History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oral history

Page: N.A

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Vietnam and the American Political Tradition

The Politics of Dissent

Author: Randall B. Woods

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521010009

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 4815

An account and discussion of the complexities of opposition to the Vietnam war.

Schleichwege

inoffizielle Begegnungen sozialistischer Staatsbürger zwischen 1956 und 1989

Author: Włodzimierz Borodziej,Jerzy Kochanowski,Joachim von Puttkamer

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412205614

Category: Democratization

Page: 381

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The Oxford Handbook of Public History

Author: James B. Gardner,Paula Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199766029

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 3103

The Oxford Handbook of Public History introduces the major debates within public history; the methods and sources that comprise a public historian's tool kit; and exemplary examples of practice. It views public history as a dynamic process combining historical research and a wide range of work with and for the public, informed by a conceptual context. The editors acknowledge the imprecision bedeviling attempts to define public history, and use this book as an opportunity to shape the field by taking a deliberately broad view. They include professional historians who work outside the academy in a range of institutions and sites, and those who are politically committed to communicating history to the wide range of audiences. This volume provides the information and inspiration needed by a practitioner to succeed in the wide range of workplaces that characterizes public history today, for university teachers of public history to assist their students, and for working public historians to keep up to date with recent research. This handbook locates public history as a professional practice within an intellectual framework that is increasingly transnational, technological, and democratic. While the nation state remains the primary means of identification, increased mobility and the digital revolution have occasioned a much broader outlook and awareness of the world beyond national borders. It addresses squarely the tech-savvy, media-literate citizens of the world, the"digital natives" of the twenty-first century, in a way that recognizes the revolution in shared authority that has swept museum work, oral history, and much of public history practice. This volume also provides both currently practicing historians and those entering the field a map for understanding the historical landscape of the future: not just to the historiographical debates of the academy but also the boom in commemoration and history outside the academy evident in many countries since the 1990s, which now constitutes the historical culture in each country. Public historians need to understand both contexts, and to negotiate their implications for questions of historical authority and the public historian's work. The boom in popular history is characterized by a significant increase in both making and consuming history in a range of historical activities such as genealogy, family history, and popular collecting; cultural tourism, historic sites, and memorial museums; increased memorialization, both formal and informal, from roadside memorials to state funded shrines and memorial Internet sites; increased publication of historical novels, biographies, and movies and TV series set in the past. Much of this, as well as a vast array of new community cultural projects, has been facilitated by the digital technologies that have increased the accessibility of historical information, the democratization of practice, and the demand for sharing authority.

Geschichte und Gefühl

Grundlagen der Emotionsgeschichte

Author: Jan Plamper

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641086485

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 2951

Über die Macht der Emotionen von der Antike bis in unsere Zeit Wie verändern sich Moral und Ehre im Laufe der Zeit, was bedeutet Vertrauen in der Wirtschaftsgeschichte, was richtete die sprichwörtliche »German Angst« im 20. Jahrhundert an, und wieso befinden wir uns im sogenannten therapeutischen Zeitalter?

Iwans Krieg

die Rote Armee 1939 bis 1945

Author: Catherine Merridale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596173860

Category:

Page: 473

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Regeln der Bedeutung

Zur Theorie der Bedeutung literarischer Texte

Author: Fotis Jannidis,Gerhard Lauer,Matías Martínez,Simone Winko

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110907011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 762

View: 4290

The volume Regeln der Bedeutung ('Rules of meaning') marks the launch of Revisionen, a projected series of some eight volumes on basic concepts of literary theory. The series aims to reflect on central concepts of literary studies which have become questionable or problematic in the course of recent debates and to open up new perspectives on them in order to make them available for research in a new manner.