ISBN-10:
0759122679
ISBN-13:
9780759122673
Pub. Date:
12/05/2014
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Recording Oral History: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Edition 3

Recording Oral History: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Edition 3

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Overview

Recording Oral History, now available in its third edition, provides a comprehensive guide to oral history for researchers and students in diverse fields including history, sociology, anthropology, education, psychology, social work, and ethnographic methods.

Writing in a clear, accessible style, Valerie Yow builds on the foundations laid in prior editions of her widely used and highly regarded text to tackle not just the practicalities of interviewing but also the varied ethical, legal, and philosophical questions that can arise. The text—now twelve chapters—allows for dedicated discussion of both legalities and ethics. Other new material include recent research on how brain functions affect memory, more comprehensive demonstration of how to analyze an interview, and details on making the most of technology, both old and new. Each chapter concludes with updated and annotated Recommended Readings and tailored appendixes address new developments, such as institutional review boards and the Oral History Association’s new Principles and Best Practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759122673
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/05/2014
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 857,811
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Valerie Raleigh Yow, an independent scholar in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, received her MA and PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin. She has been book review editor for the Oral History Review, a member of the governing council of the Oral History Association, and faculty at both the University of Rhode Island and Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Yow is a strong advocate for strengthening the Oral History Association’s contacts with its international counterparts and is a leader in emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to oral history research.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
1—Introduction to the In-Depth Interview
2—Oral History and Memory
3—Preparation for the Interviewing Project
4—Interviewing Techniques and Strategies
5—Legal Issues in Oral History
6—Ethical Issues in Oral History
7—Interpersonal Relations in the Interview
8—Varieties of Oral History Projects: Community Studies
9—Varieties of Oral History Projects: Biography
10—Varieties of Oral History Projects: Family Research
11—Analysis and Interpretation
12—Conclusion of the Project
Appendixes
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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