Oral History

The challenges of dialogue

| Jagiellonian University, Kraków
| Jagiellonian University, Kraków
ISBN 9789027226501 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027289698 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Oral History: The Challenges of Dialogue shows contemporary oral history at work in a variety of contexts, levels, and engagements. The issues developed in the book correspond to different stages of research: preparing and conducting the interview, evaluating and analyzing the collected material, publishing in the broad sense of speaking to different audiences, and finally, addressing the dilemmas and philosophical reflections with an emphasis on ethics. This book aims to address oral history from two perspectives. The first is the perspective of oral history as dialoguing, the second is the presentation of concrete situations, research, persons, and their own stories as built on the solid ground of discourse and within a concrete context. The chapters embody the experiences of the authors, their efforts and successes, as well as their failures in dialoguing with narrators. Unveiled in this book is the extensive breadth of contemporary oral history work, bridging epistemological and methodological horizons.
[Studies in Narrative, 10]  2009.  xviii, 224 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of editors and contributors
Alessandro Portelli and Charles Hardy III
From the editors
Marta Kurkowska-Budzan and Krzysztof Zamorski
Section 1. Fieldwork challenges
Trust in the empathic interview
Sofie Strandén
Oral historian: Neither moralizer nor informer
Leena Rossi
Memorable belongings
Kerstin Gunnemark
Oral history & e-research: Collecting memories of the 1960´s and 1970´s youth culture
Liisa Avelin
Oral history and political elites: Interviewing (and transcribing) lobbyists
Conor McGrath
Section 2. Doing gender
Doing gender within oral history
Helga Amesberger
The dialogues in-between: A phenomenological perspective on women's oral history interviews
Saara Tuomaala
The problems of articulating beingness in women's oral histories
Mary Patrice Erdmans
Section 3. Behind and beyond the stories
Conversations with survivors of the siege of Leningrad: Between myth and history
James Chalmers Clapperton
Women soldiers and women prisoners: Oral testimonies of Ruta Czaplińska and Elżbieta Zawacka
Anna Muller
'The stranger within my Gate': Irish emigrant narratives of exile, tradition and modernity in post-war Britain
Sarah O'Brien
Section 4. Public space challenges
Painting in sound: Aural history and audio art
Charles Hardy III
Oral history as a dialogue with the Polish-Jewish past of a local community from the perspective of social pedagogy
Marta Kubiszyn
Sharing oral history with the wider public: Experiences of the Refugee Communities History Project
Zibiah Alfred
Section 5. Story - oral history - historiography
The ethics of oral history: Expectations, responsibilities, and dissociations
Brigitte Halbmayr
Life story interviews and the "Truth of Memory": Some aspects of oral history from a historico-philosophical perspective
Karin Stögner
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BIC Subject: HBTD – Oral history
BISAC Subject: SOC002010 – SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
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