Practicing Oral History with Immigrant Narrators

The first book to focus specifically on oral history practices with immigrant narrators, it -gives both the novice and experienced oral historian insights into their narrators’ needs;-provides the tools to effectively plan and execute an ...

Author: Carol McKirdy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315422169

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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In addition to the problem of language, conducting oral histories with immigrant narrators often requires special considerations: past violence, cultural sensitivity, and lack of trust. Yet, these narrators are often witnesses to, or participants in, important historical events, or can describe otherwise-undocumented social phenomena. The first book to focus specifically on oral history practices with immigrant narrators, it -gives both the novice and experienced oral historian insights into their narrators’ needs;-provides the tools to effectively plan and execute an oral history project in an immigrant community;-includes case studies, additional resources, and templates of important oral history processes.

Practicing Oral History Among Refugees and Host Communities

PRACTICING ORAL HISTORY Series editor, Nancy MacKay Museums, historical societies, libraries, classrooms, cultural centers ... W. Sommer Practicing Oral History with Immigrant Narrators Carol McKirdy Story Bridges A Guide for Conducting ...

Author: Marella Hoffman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351011310

Category: History

Page: 214

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Practicing Oral History among Refugees and Host Communities provides a comprehensive and practical guide to applied oral history with refugees, teaching the reader how to use applied, contemporary oral history to help provide solutions to the ‘mega-problem’ that is the worldwide refugee crisis. The book surveys the history of the practice and explains its successful applications in fields from journalism, law and psychiatry to technology, the prevention of terrorism and the design of public services. It defines applied oral history with refugees as a field, teaching rigorous, accessible methodologies for doing it, as well as outlining the importance of doing the same work with host communities. The book examines important legal and ethical parameters around this complex, sensitive field, and highlights the cost-effective, sustainable benefits that are being drawn from this work at all levels. It outlines the sociopolitical and theoretical frameworks around such oral histories, and the benefits for practitioners’ future careers. Both in scope and approach, it thoroughly equips readers for doing their own oral history projects with refugees or host communities, wherever they are. Using innovative case studies from seven continents and from the author’s own work, this manual is the ideal guide for oral historians and those working with refugees or host communities.

Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations

For this project, eight organizations, including the Henderson Historical Society, Boulder City Museum, Clark County ... The Ramsey County (MN) Historical Society's oral history project about the state's Bhutanese immigrant community, ...

Author: Barbara W Sommer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315422206

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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It has been half a century since the last book that addressed how historical societies can utilize oral history. In this brief, practical guide, internationally known oral historian Barbara W. Sommer applies the best practices of contemporary oral historians to the projects that historical organizations of all sizes and sorts might develop. The book -covers project personnel options, funding options, legal and ethical issues, interviewing techniques, and cataloging guidelines;-identifies helpful steps for historical societies when developing and doing oral history projects;-includes a dozen model case studies;-provides additional resources, templates, forms, and bibliography for the reader.

Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs

The Practicing Oral History series addresses the needs of these professionals with concise, instructive books about ... Oral History in Historical Organizations Barbara W. Sommer Practicing Oral History with Immigrant Narrators Carol ...

Author: Marella Hoffman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351607148

Category: History

Page: 148

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The use of contemporary oral history to improve public policies and programs is a growing, transdisciplinary practice. Indispensable for students and practitioners, Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs is the first book to define the practice, explain how policy-makers use it, show how it relates to other types of oral history, and provide guidance on the ethics and legalities involved. Packed with case studies from disciplines as diverse as medicine, agriculture, and race relations, as well as many examples from the author’s own work, this book provides an essential overview of the current state of the field within oral history for public policy and a complete methodology for the process of designing and implementing an oral history project. The comprehensive How To section demonstrates how to use the practice to advance the reader’s career, their chosen discipline and the public interest, whether their field is in oral history or in public policy. This book is an important resource for oral historians, fledgling or experienced, who are keen to find new applications and funding for their work, as well as for professionals in the public and not-for-profit sectors who want to learn to use oral history to improve their own policies and programs.

Practicing Oral History to Connect University to Community

The Practicing Oral History series addresses the needs of these professionals with concise, instructive books about applying oral history ... Immigrant Narrators Carol McKirdy Story Bridges A Guide for Conducting Intergenerational Oral.

Author: Fawn-Amber Montoya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429886539

Category: History

Page: 132

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Practicing Oral History to Connect University to Community illustrates best practices for using oral histories to foster a closer relationship between institutions of higher learning and the communities in which they are located. Using case studies, the book describes how to plan and execute an oral history project that can help break down walls and bring together universities and their surrounding communities. It offers advice on how to locate funding sources, disseminate information about the results of a project, ensure the long-term preservation of the oral histories collected, and incorporate oral history into the classroom. Bringing together "town and gown," the book demonstrates how different communities can work together to discover new research opportunities and methods for preserving history. Supported by examples, sample forms, and online resources, the book is an important resource both for oral historians and those working to improve relationships between university institutions and their neighboring communities.

Practicing Critical Oral History

Recent titles in the series: Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations Barbara W. Sommer Practicing Oral History with Immigrant Narrators Carol McKirdy Story Bridges A Guide for Conducting Intergenerational Oral History ...

Author: Christine K. Lemley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351578912

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Practicing Critical Oral History: Connecting School and Community provides ways and words for educators to use critical oral history in their classroom and communities in order to put their students and the voices of people from marginalized communities at the center of their curriculum to enact change. Clearly and concisely written, this book offers a thought-provoking overview of how to use stories from those who have been underrepresented by dominant systems to identify a critical topic, engage with critical processes, and enact critical transformative-justice outcomes. Critical oral history both writes and rights history, so that participants—both interviewers and narrators—in critical oral history projects aim to contextualize stories and make the voices and perspectives of those who have been historically marginalized heard and listened to. Supplemented throughout with sample activities, lesson-plan outlines, tables, and illustrative figures, Practicing Critical Oral History: Connecting School and Community is an essential resource for all those interested in integrating the techniques of critical oral history into an educational setting.

Curating Oral Histories

Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations, Barbara W. Sommer Practicing Oral History with Immigrant Narrators, Carol McKirdy Curating Oral Histories, Second Edition: From Interview to Archive, Nancy MacKay Story Bridges: A ...

Author: Nancy MacKay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315430799

Category: History

Page: 227

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For the past ten years, Nancy MacKay’s Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into a primary research document, available for use in a repository. In this new and greatly expanded edition, MacKay uses the life cycle model to map out an expanded concept of curation, beginning with planning an oral history project and ending with access and use. The book:-guides readers, step by step, on how to make the oral history “archive ready”;-offers strategies for archiving, preserving, and presenting interviews in a digital environment;-includes comprehensive updates on technology, legal and ethical issues, oral history on the Internet, cataloging, copyright, and backlogs.

Say it Forward

history's emphasis on individual experience and personal narrative, it is common practice to include the real names of narrators. The Oral History Association suggests that some exceptional circumstances could warrant withholding the ...

Author: Mayotte Cliff

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781608469598

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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Oral history is a universal form of storytelling. For many years Voice of Witness, cofounded by Dave Eggers, has shared powerful stories of people impacted by in- justice with a broad audience of readers. Say it Forward is an extension of this work: a guide for social justice storytelling that outlines Voice of Witness’ critical methodolog y at the core of their evocative oral history collections. Expert editors and authors candidly outline how to harness the power of the personal narrative to expose larger issues of inequality. An essential resource for empathetic oral historians, this guide addresses a lot of the ideas that many people aren’t sure how to talk about, such as: How do I interview people who belong to a very different community than the one I’m from? How can power dynamics impact a narrator’s comfort? How do I deal with secondary trauma when listening to difficult stories? Say It Forward will support readers with everything from the initial planning phases to the deeper, more essential questions that examine the ethics of the practice. Cliff Mayotte is the Education Program Director with Voice of Witness. He previously edited The Power of the Story: The Voice of Witness Teachers Guide to Oral History published in 2013 by Voice of Witness and McSweeney’s. Claire Kiefer is the author of Bear Witness, forthcoming from Big Pencil Press in Fall 2018. She is a Voice of Witness Curriculum Specialist.

A Companion to American Women s History

Such interviews would help to expand knowledge and would, in practice, represent feminist encounters. Soon, however, feminist oral historians called for more critical approaches to oral history interviewing and analysis, ...

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119522638

Category: History

Page: 432

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The most important collection of essays on American Women’s History This collection incorporates the most influential and groundbreaking scholarship in the area of American women’s history, featuring twenty-three original essays on critical themes and topics. It assesses the past thirty years of scholarship, capturing the ways that women's historians confront issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. This second edition updates essays related to Indigenous women, slavery, the American Revolution, Civil War, the West, activism, labor, popular culture, civil rights, and feminism. It also includes a discussion of laws, capitalism, gender identity and transgender experience, welfare, reproductive politics, oral history, as well as an exploration of the perspectives of free Blacks and migrants and refugees. Spanning from the 15th through the 21st centuries, chapters show how historians of women, gender, and sexuality have challenged established chronologies and advanced new understandings of America’s political, economic, intellectual and social history. This edition also features a new essay on the history of women’s suffrage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as a new article that carries issues of women, gender and sexuality into the 21st century. Includes twenty-three original essays by leading scholars in American women's, gender and sexuality history Highlights the most recent scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field Substantially updates the first edition with new authors and topics that represent the expanding fields of women, gender, and sexuality Engages issues of race, ethnicity, region, and class as they shape and are shaped by women’s and gender history Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including Native women, colonial law and religion, slavery and freedom, women’s activism, work and welfare, culture and capitalism, the state, feminism, digital and oral history, and more A Companion to American Women’s History, Second Edition is an ideal book for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying American/U.S. women’s history, history of gender and sexuality, and African American women’s history. It will also appeal to scholars of these areas at all levels, as well as public historians working in museums, archives, and historic sites.

Oral History Off the Record

Toward an Ethnography of Practice A. Sheftel, S. Zembrzycki ... among the many that German postwar immigrants in North America have told me: first, the narrator's experiences as a ... Do you remember your first oral history interview?

Author: A. Sheftel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137339652

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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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.