Oral Narrative Research with Black Women: Collecting Treasures

Oral Narrative Research with Black Women: Collecting Treasures

by Kim Marie Vaz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803974280

ISBN-13: 9780803974289

Pub. Date: 06/17/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book consists of essays on methodological issues by Africana (African and African American) women scholars who have successfully employed oral narrative methods in their research. Some themes covered in these essays are the strengths of oral narrative research for expanding and transforming knowledge about Black women and how these scholars learned to conduct…  See more details below

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This book consists of essays on methodological issues by Africana (African and African American) women scholars who have successfully employed oral narrative methods in their research. Some themes covered in these essays are the strengths of oral narrative research for expanding and transforming knowledge about Black women and how these scholars learned to conduct oral narrative research; descriptions of the types of narratives they have gathered; the difficulties they have encountered and how these were overcome; and the ethical dilemmas faced while undertaking their research endeavors. What makes this book a valuable teaching tool are the pedagogical suggestions and research artifacts contained within. Contributors have described one or two activities that may assist instructors' efforts to teach oral narrative methodologies. Methodological essays about the phenomenological and empirical aspects of carrying out oral narrative research from an Afrafeminist/womanist standpoint are rare, and book-length works are almost nonexistent. Oral Narrative Research With Black Women participates in the growing movement of Afrafeminist/womanist scholarship that fills this void.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803974289
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/17/1997
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Oral Narrative Research With Black Women1
2Ophelia and Me: Tribute to an Early Narrative Researcher7
3Professions of Faith: A Teacher Reflects on Women, Race, Church, and Spirit24
4What Do Women Know? ... As I Was Saying!41
5You Haven't Seen Anything Until You Make a Black Woman Mad64
6Oral History: Louisiana Black Women's Memoirs83
7Talking About Sex and HIV: Conceptualizing a New Sociology of Experience99
8Methodological Issues in Triangulation: Measuring Weight Control Behavior of African American Women119
9Where Have All the Nice Old Ladies Gone? Researching the Health Information-Seeking Behavior of Older African American Women143
10African American Women and the Emergence of Self-Will: The Use of Phenomenological Research156
11Reconstructing the History of Musicians' Protective Union Local 274 Through Oral Narrative Method177
12Methodological Considerations in Field Research: Six Case Studies197
13Social Conformity and Social Resistance: Women's Perspectives on "Women's Place"223
14European American and African American Men and Women's Valuations of Feminist and Natural Science Research Methods in Psychology250
About the Authors260

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