The Voice of the Past: Oral History / Edition 3

The Voice of the Past: Oral History / Edition 3

by Paul Thompson
     
 

Now in a new edition, this influential book traces oral history through its own past and weighs up the recent achievements of this international movement. Paul Thompson challenges myths of historical scholarship and looks closely at the use of oral sources by historians. He offers advice on designing a project; discusses reliability of oral evidence; considers the

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Now in a new edition, this influential book traces oral history through its own past and weighs up the recent achievements of this international movement. Paul Thompson challenges myths of historical scholarship and looks closely at the use of oral sources by historians. He offers advice on designing a project; discusses reliability of oral evidence; considers the context of the development of historical writing including its social function; and looks at memory, the self and the use of drama and therapy. This new edition has been substantially revised and updated and includes an expanded discussion of narrative approaches and looks at new technology used in the recording of information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192893178
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

History and the Community
Historians and Oral History
The Achievement of Oral History
Evidence
Memory and the Self
Projects
The Interview
Storing and Sifting
Interpretation: The Making of History
Further Reading and Notes
A Life-Story Interview Guide
Index

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