Oral History In Social Work

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Overview

This is an excellent guide to conducting oral history research. Ruth Martin defines oral history and introduces readers to its basic principles and methodologies. She then provides step-by-step guidelines for using oral histories in various settings with diverse populations. The text is illustrated with examples of oral histories including those of ethnic and racial minorities, new immigrants and elderly women.

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Demonstrates the ways in which oral history and the nature of social work practice complement each other and shows how oral history can be used as a research, assessment, and intervention tool and as a vehicle for integrating minority group content in social work education and practice. Describes techniques for interviewing and recording, and analyzing and interpreting data, and offers examples of oral history projects. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803943834
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Series: Human Services Guides Series , #69
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: ORAL HISTORY IN PRACTICE AND RESEARCH
Valuing the Subjective Experience
Oral History as Qualitative Research
Using Theoretical Perspectives for Oral History Research in Social Work and Social Work Education
Making a Bridge
Moving from Social Work Practice Knowledge and Skill to Oral History Research Skill
Generating and Recording Oral Histories
Process and Method
Analyzing and Interpreting Data and Writing Up the Project
PART TWO: EXAMPLES OF ORAL HISTORY RESEARCH
Black Family Adaptation, Survival, and Growth Strategies
An Oral History Project
The Realities of Soviet Jewish Migration
Illustrated through Slava's Narratives
Recapturing the Purpose of Settlements through Oral History
Oral History Methodology to Examine Issues of Adolescent Mothers
Understanding Communities
The Pliny Street Block Association
Concluding Remarks
Incorporating Oral History in Social Work Research

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