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Oral History

  • Maori Oral Traditionby Jane McRae

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 35.99

    M?ori oral tradition is the rich, poetic record of the past handed down by voice over generations through whakapapa, whakatauk?, k?rero and waiata. In genealogies and sayings, histories, stories and songs, M?ori tell of ?te ao tawhito? or the old world: the gods, the migration of the Polynesian ancestors from Hawaiki and life here in Aotearoa. A voice... more...

  • Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisineby Victor W. Geraci

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 87.13

    This book follows the development of industrial agriculture in California and its influence on both regional and national eating habits. Early California politicians and entrepreneurs envisioned agriculture as a solution to the food needs of the expanding industrial nation. The state?s climate, geography, vast expanses of land, water, and immigrant... more...

  • Rememberingby Jacquelyn Dowd Hall; D. Pollock

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 29.04

    Drawing on the work of scholars and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Gloria Anzaldua, and Trinh Minh-ha, these essays advocate oral history and oral history-based performance as means to challenge and expand upon traditional ways of transmitting historical knowledge. The contributors' central concerns are performative aspects of oral history itself... more...

  • The Voice of the Pastby Paul Thompson; Joanna Bornat

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Oral history and life stories, through recording the experiences of people of all kinds, invigorate both past and present, broadening life's base with unique testimony from hidden spheres of experience such as family relationships, the informal culture of work or the lives of migrants. This fully revised fourth edition of Paul Thompson's classic The... more...

  • An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial Warby Ângela Campos

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.67

    This book explores the lived memory of the Portuguese colonial war (1961-1974) through the analysis of thirty-six oral history interviews with ex-combatants of this conflict. The meanings that the combatants attributed to their war experiences then and now are the book?s analytical focus. This project seeks to answer the following questions:... more...

  • Europe's 1968by Robert Gildea; James Mark; Anette Warring

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 34.99

    A new and exciting study of "Europe's 1968" based on the rich oral histories of nearly 500 former activists collected by an international team of historians across fourteen countries. Throws new light on moments and movements which both united and divided the activists of Europe's 1968. more...

  • Negotiating Genocide in Rwandaby Erin Jessee

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 96.81

    This book is an oral history-based study of the politics of history in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Using life history and thematic interviews, the author brings the narratives of officials, survivors, returnees, perpetrators, and others whose lives have been intimately affected by genocide into conversation with scholarly studies... more...

  • Pathways that Changed Myanmarby Matthew Mullen

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    The story of ordinary Burmese people who have been able to effect meaningful change through subtle, everyday acts of resistance. more...

  • The Caribbean Oral Traditionby Hanétha Vété-Congolo

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 87.13

    The book uses an innovative prism of interorality that powerfully reevaluates Caribbean orality and innovatively casts light on its overlooked and fundamental epistemological contribution into the formation of Caribbean philosophy. It defines the innovative prism of interorality as the systematic transposition of previously composed storytales into... more...

  • Homerby Barbara Graziosi

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 10.99

    The Iliad and the Odyssey are the cornerstones of Western literature. Over the years they have inspired artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, playwrights, and film-makers. Barbara Graziosi introduces Homer's key works and discusses the main literary, historical, and archaeological issues at the heart of Homeric studies. more...