The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History / Edition 1

The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History / Edition 1

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by Alessandro Portelli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791404307

ISBN-13: 9780791404300

Pub. Date: 01/22/1991

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Portelli offers a new and challenging approach to oral history, with an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Examining cultural conflict and communication between social groups and classes in industrial societies, he identifies the way individuals strive to create memories in order to make sense of their lives, and evaluates the impact of the fieldwork

Overview

Portelli offers a new and challenging approach to oral history, with an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Examining cultural conflict and communication between social groups and classes in industrial societies, he identifies the way individuals strive to create memories in order to make sense of their lives, and evaluates the impact of the fieldwork experience on the consciousness of the researcher. By recovering the value of the story-telling experience, Portelli’s work makes delightful reading for the specialist and non-specialist alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791404300
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/22/1991
Series:
SUNY series in Oral and Public History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Death of Luigi Trastulli: Memory and the Event

I. On Methodology

2. Research as an Experiment in Equality

3. What Makes Oral History Different

4. "The Time of My Life": Functions of Time in Oral History

II. Two Industrial Cultures

Section One Terni, Umbria, Italy

5. Dividing the World: Sound and Space in Cultural Transition

6. Uchronic Dreams: Working-Class Memory and Possible Worlds

7. The Best Garbage Man in Town: Life and Times of Valtàro Peppoloni, Worker

8. Sports, Work, and Politics in an Industrial Town

9. Typology of Industrial Folk Song

Section Two Harlan, Kentucky, United States

10. Patterns of Paternalism: From Company Town to Union Shop

11. No Neutrals There: The Cultural Class Struggle in the Harlan Miners' Strike of 1931-32

III. The Interdisciplinary Approach

12. The Oral Shape of the Law: The "April 7 Case"

13. Absalom, Absalom! : Oral History and Literature

The Narrators

Notes

Index

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