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  • Gulag Voicesby Jehanne M Gheith; Katherine R. Jolluck

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 35.00

    In this volume, the powerful voices of Gulag survivors will become accessible to English-speaking audiences for the first time through oral histories, rather than written memoirs. It brings together interviews with men and women, members of the working class and intelligentsia, people who live in the major cities and those from the "provinces," and... more...

  • Himalayan Tribal Talesby Stuart Blackburn

    BRILL 2008; US$ 100.00

    Apatani oral tradition, in the eastern Himalayas, illustrates key cultural ideas, social practices and identity construction. A comparative analysis of Apatani stories reveals parallels across the extended eastern Himalayas, from Arunachal Pradesh to upland Southeast Asia and southwest China. more...

  • History of Oral Historyby Thomas L. Charlton; Lois E. Myers; Rebecca Sharpless; Leslie Roy Ballard; Rebecca Sharpless; Ronald J. Grele; Mary A. Larson; Linda Shopes; Charles T. Morrissey; James E. Fogerty; Elinor A. Maze

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 32.99

    Part I and II of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use. more...

  • Inconstant Companionsby Ronald J. Mason

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 34.95

    One of the most significant theoretical issues in contemporary American archaeology?the role of oral tradition in scientific research.   Ronald J. Mason explores the tension between aboriginal oral traditions and the practice of archaeology in North America. That exploration is necessarily interdisciplinary and set in a global context.... more...

  • Interpreting Experienceby Ruthellen H. Josselson; Amia Lieblich

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 62.00

    The focus of this book is on the role of narrative analysis in the social sciences and in increasing our understanding of human lives and experiences. Contributors address such questions as: Should in-depth interviews become occasions in which to ask for life stories so as to enhance a study of social phenomena? Can a richer approach to psychological... more...

  • It Did Happen Hereby Bud Schultz; Ruth Schultz

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 34.95

    In this moving book, two skilled oral historians collect the words of Americans who have been victims of political repression in their own country. Disturbing and provocative, It Did Happen Here is must-reading for everyone who cares about protecting the rights and liberties upon which this country has been built. more...

  • The Japanese Administration of Guam, 1941-1944by Wakako Higuchi

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 49.95

    During World War II, Guam was the only American territory where Japan "administered" the occupied local people. "Organic integration" was the purpose and goal of the Japanese Navy's two and a half year administration of the local Chamorro people, but the navy's attempts failed before U.S. reinvasion in July 1944. By emphasizing... more...

  • Ladakhi Historiesby John Bray

    BRILL 2005; US$ 136.00

    This book presents the most important findings of recent historical research on Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya. It draws on contributions from historians, art historians, linguists and anthropologists to provide a much richer view of the region?s past than was previously available. more...

  • The Legendary ?Lugs Branigan? ? Ireland?s Most Famed Gardaby Kevin C. Kearns

    Gill Books 2014; US$ 7.99

    ?Lugs? Branigan, a scrawny ?sissy? as a boy, grew up to be Ireland?s toughest garda, taming Dublin?s criminals and befriending the city?s downtrodden. An advocate of tough justice, ?Lugs??s story of extraordinary courage and compassion is told in fascinating detail by bestselling historian Kevin C. Kearns in The Legendary ?Lugs? Branigan . more...

  • Life Storiesby Charlotte Linde

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 48.99

    All adult speakers in Western cultures have life stories argues Charlotte Linde, and the ways in which these life stories are formed and exchanged with others have a powerful effect on all of us. Life stories express our sense of self, who we are and how we got that way. According to Linde, we also use these stories to show that our lives can be understood... more...