Handbook of Oral History

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Thomas Lee Charlton, Lois E. Myers, Rebecca Sharpless
Rowman Altamira, 2006 - History - 625 pages
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Originally intending to produce the first comprehensive scholarly reference guide to the antecedents, practices, and theory of oral history, the editors have gone even further, creating a highly readable and useful tool for scholars, students, and the general public. Covering the vast scope of this increasingly popular field, the eminent contributors discuss almost every aspect of a field that once was the province of historians but now has become increasingly democratized and available across numerous disciplines.
 

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Contents

The History of Oral History
19
Oral History as Evidence
43
Research Design and Strategies
105
Legal and Ethical Issues in Oral History
135
Oral History Interviews From Inception to Closure
170
Oral History and Archives Documenting Context
207
The Uneasy Page Transcribing and Editing Oral History
237
Memory Theory Personal and Social
275
Womens Oral History Is It So Special?
357
Narrative Theory
384
Publishing Oral History Oral Exchange and Print Culture
411
Biography and Oral History
425
Fractious Action Oral HistoryBased Performance
465
Oral History in Sound and Moving Image Documentaries
510
References
563
Index
607

Aging the Life Course and Oral History African American Narratives of Struggle Social Change and Decline
297
A Conversation Analytic Approach to Oral History Interviewing
336
About the Editors and Contributors
619
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Thomas L. Charlton is professor of history at Baylor University. He is director of The Texas Collection library/archival center and author of Oral History for Texans (1981, 1985). Lois E. Myers is associate sirector of the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University. Rebecca Sharpless is assistant professor in the Department of History at Texas Christian University.

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