Narrating our Pasts: The Social Construction of Oral History / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
Elizabeth Tonkin looks at how oral histories are constructed and how they should be interpreted. Her study is illustrated through a wide range of examples of memory, narration, and oral tradition, including many from Europe and the Americas, and with a particular focus on oral histories from the Jlao Kru of Liberia, with whom the author has carried out extensive research. She also draws on and integrates the insights of a range of disciplines, such as literary criticism, linguistics, history, psychology, and communication and cultural studies.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture Series , #22|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)|
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; Note on orthography; Introduction; 1. Jlao: an introductory case study; 2. The teller of the tale: authors and their authorisations; 3. Structuring an account: the work of genre; 4. Temporality: narrators and their times; 5. Subjective or objective; 6. Memory makes us, we make memory; 7. Truthfulness, history and identity; Notes; Bibliography.