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Oral history theory

Oral history theory

Author: Lynn Abrams
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past. The book is structured around key themes, including the peculiarities of oral history, the study of the self, subjectivity and intersubjectivity, memory, narrative, performance and power. Each chapter provides a clear and user-friendly explanation of the various theoretical approaches, illustrates them with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Also issued in e-book format:
Abrams, Lynn.
Oral history theory.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Abrams
ISBN: 0415427541 041542755X 9780415427548 9780415427555 9780203849033 0203849035
OCLC Number: 166360260
Description: 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Turning practice into theory --
The peculiarities of oral history --
Self --
Subjectivity and intersubjectivity --
Memory --
Narrative --
Performance --
Power and empowerment --
Responsibility: Lynn Abrams.
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Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past. This book provides a comprehensive and systematic overview of oral history theory.  Read more...


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'Required reading for oral historians, the book belongs in every academic library. Essential.' - Choice

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