A companion to History of Oral History, Thinking about Oral History presents parts III and IV of Handbook of Oral History, an essential resource for scholars and students. Guided by Charlton, Myers, and Sharpless, the prominent authors capture the current state-of-the-art in oral history and predict key directions for future growth in theory and application.
This handbook brings together some of the ablest oral historians to offer thoughtful, thorough, and timely assessments of their field. It belongs on the shelf of anyone seriously interested in the theory and practice of oral history.
This handbook is an inspired combination of the practical and the theoretical. An essential companion for anyone interested in the multifarious, cross-disciplinary research movement that has come to be known as 'oral history.'
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). Rebecca Sharpless is assistant professor in the Department of History at Texas Christian University. Lois E. Myers is Associate Director of the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 I. Theories Chapter 3 1. The History of Oral History Chapter 4 2. Memory Theory: Personal and Social Chapter 5 3. Aging, the Life Course, and Oral History: African American Narratives of Struggle, Social Change, and Decline Chapter 6 4. A Conversation Analytic Approach to Oral History Interviewing Chapter 7 5. Women's Oral History: Is It So Special? Chapter 8 6. Narrative Theory Part 9 II. Applications Chapter 10 7. Publishing Oral History: Oral Exchange and Print Culture Chapter 11 8. Biography and Oral History Chapter 12 9. Fractious Action: Oral History-Based Performance Chapter 13 10. Oral History in Sound and Moving Image Documentaries