Part 1. Critical developments, Introduction: A history of oral history

Robert Perks, Alistair Thomson

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Abstract

TH I S F I R S T S E C T I O N O F T H E R E A D E R outlines developments in the
history of oral history up to 2015. It does not attempt to survey the national or
regional histories of oral history, which are readily available in other publications.1
Although the points of genesis and patterns of development for oral history have
varied from one country to another, some shared social and intellectual forces have
shaped contemporary approaches to oral history and influenced oral historians
around the world. The readings selected for this section illustrate and explore these
critical developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oral History Reader
EditorsRobert Perks, Alistair Thomson
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
Edition3rd
ISBN (Electronic)9781315671833
ISBN (Print)9780415707329, 9780415707336
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Readers in History
PublisherRoutledge

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