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Oral History

  • Listening on the Edgeby Mark Cave; Stephen M. Sloan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 26.99

    From the headlines of local newspapers to the coverage of major media outlets, scenes of war, natural disaster, political revolution and ethnic repression greet readers and viewers at every turn. What we often fail to grasp, however, despite numerous treatments of events is the deep meaning and broader significance of crisis and disaster. The complexity... more...

  • For Five Shillings a Day: Personal Histories of World War IIby Dr. Richard Campbell-Begg; Dr. Peter Liddle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    An amazing collection of eyewitness accounts of the British experience in World War II. First-hand narratives are drawn from every rank of the army and every corner of the conflict to create a moving and illuminating story of the greatest war of this century. more...

  • Smolensk under the Nazisby Laurie R. Cohen

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    This study provides a fascinating and nuanced account of the twenty-six-month Nazi occupation of Smolensk, a Russian town. By drawing on oral-history interviews and a broad range of archival sources, it sheds new light on the everyday civilian life of Soviets, Jews, and Roma. Examining a variety of local propagandistic efforts by the Nazi and Stalinist... more...

  • Sharecropper?s Troubadourby Michael K. Honey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00

    Folk singer and labor organizer John Handcox was born to illiterate sharecroppers, but went on to become one of the most beloved folk singers of the prewar labor movement. This beautifully told oral history gives us Handcox in his own words, recounting a journey that began in the Deep South and went on to shape the labor music tradition. more...

  • Dedicated to Godby Abbie Reese

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    As a subculture, cloistered monastic nuns live hidden from public view by choice. Once a woman joins the cloister and makes final vows, she is almost never seen and her voice is not heard; her story is essentially nonexistent in the historical record and collective, public history. From interviews conducted over six years, Abbie Reese tells the stories... more...

  • The Routledge Guide to Interviewingby Sean McConville; Anna Bryson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    The Routledge Guide to Interviewing sets out a well-tested and practical approach and methodology: what works, difficulties and dangers to avoid and key questions which must be answered before you set out. Background methodological issues and arguments are considered and drawn upon but the focus is on what is ethical, legally acceptable and productive.... more...

  • Everybody's Businessby Jon Miller; Lucy Parker

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 26.24

    Sometimes it seems as if business exists purely to enrich a small elite. While the world is facing unprecedented challenges, it appears that businesses are only interested in making profits or paying bonuses. Big businesses are powerful machines. We all know they have the potential to cause enormous social and environmental harm; but with their resources... more...

  • Oral History Off the Recordby Anna Sheftel; Stacey Zembrzycki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00

    Because oral history interviews are personal interactions between human beings, they rarely conform to a methodological ideal. These reflections from oral historians provide honest and rigorous analyses of actual oral history practice that address the complexities of a human-centered methodology. more...

  • Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Saxon Literatureby Michael D. C. Drout

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This book introduces lexomics, the use of computer-aided statistical analysis of vocabulary, to measure influence and integrate research from cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology with traditional, philological approaches to literature. Connecting the theory of tradition with the phenomenon of influence, Drout moves beyond current theories. more...

  • Oral History in Southeast Asiaby Kah Seng Loh; Stephen Dobbs; Ernest Koh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Using the presence of the past as a point of departure, this books explores three critical themes in Southeast Asian oral history: the relationship between oral history and official histories produced by nation-states; the nature of memories of violence; and intersections between oral history, oral tradition, and heritage discourses. more...