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Oral History Research

A group for discussion on Oral History Research. Anyone interested in oral history research methods are wellcome to join this group

Members: 34
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2012

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A Workshop on Oral History

Started by Alexandra Cuncev Oct 11, 2009.

This Work May Contain Preservatives

Started by Alexandra Cuncev Aug 27, 2009.


Started by Alexandra Cuncev Jul 24, 2009.

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Comment by Kemal Taruc on August 10, 2012 at 15:47

Any suggestion or reference on how to apply the method for a historical research on 'urban consumption?' how and what city people consume, spend, and do their everyday life? Thanks

Comment by Lavona George on August 7, 2009 at 19:20
My political understanding of feminist knowledge production is that we assist women to tell their stories in their own words through a gendered lens.

Do any researchers know of oral history research projects where the final outcome was one where the respondents were encouraged to write up their own stories in their own names...thereby claiming authorship?
Lavona George, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Comment by Thomas Punt on June 24, 2009 at 10:04
Oral history might also include some "verbal history". I would like to draw your attention to the FORUM on the Research Network site ( where you will find some reminiscences of early days by commericial market and social researchers (and a few who are/were also academics). If anyone who is a Method Space member is interested in commenting on any of the threads started on this FORUM, or contributing new ones, they are cordially invited to do so. My idea in starting the FORUM was precisely that of collecting oral history from some of our members (like myself) who joined the MR fraternity/sorority in the 1950s - before it gets too late for us to do this. Some of our members have been a bit reluctant to contribute but all entries in the FORUM are from some pretty distinguished researchers.At one time someone suggested a truly"oral" forum by recording all contribution digitally but this would have been difficult to do in the present website design.

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