Around the Globe

Rethinking Oral History with Its Protagonists

Edited by Miroslav Vanek

Around the Globe

Edited by Miroslav Vanek

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

160 pages | 5 x 8 | © 2013
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9788024622262 Published October 2013 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
In this unusual and important new work, Miroslav Vanek interviews twelve experts on oral history to discuss the medium’s current status within the social sciences in light of recent technology breakthroughs. Around the Globe addresses many of the challenges of oral history, from its inherent subjectivity to whether it should be treated as a discipline or simply a method for research. The interviewees also include their own accounts of how they began to study oral history, giving each section of the book a personal element that makes it a unique handbook for anyone using oral history in their research.  

1              Preface

2              The reason for a book of interviews?

                Researchers in the role of narrators

                Spheres of research

                How did the interviews continue?

3              A book of interviews

                Rina Benmayor

                David King Dunaway

                Alexander Freund

                Ronald Grele

                Daniela Koleva

                Elizabeth Millwood

                Charles T. Morrissey

                Robert Perks

                Alexander von Plato

                Alessandro Portelli

                Donald A. Ritchie

                Alistair Thomson

                Paul Thompson

3              Rules and ethics of oral historical research must be respected


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