The Canadian Oral History Reader - Carleton Library Series (Paperback)
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The Canadian Oral History Reader - Carleton Library Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 408 Pages / Published: 29/05/2015
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Despite a long and rich tradition of oral history research, few are aware of the innovative and groundbreaking work of oral historians in Canada. For this first primer on the practices within the discipline, the editors of The Canadian Oral History Reader have gathered some of the best contributions from a diverse field. Essays survey and explore fundamental and often thorny aspects in oral history methodology, interpretation, preservation and presentation, and advocacy. In plain language, they explain how to conduct research with indigenous communities, navigate difficult relationships with informants, and negotiate issues of copyright, slander, and libel. The authors ask how people's memories and stories can be used as historical evidence - and whether it is ethical to use them at all. Their detailed and compelling case studies draw readers into the thrills and predicaments of recording people's most intimate experiences, and refashioning them in transcripts and academic analyses. They also consider how to best present and preserve this invaluable archive of Canadian memories. The Canadian Oral History Reader provides a rich resource for community and university researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and independent scholars and documentarians, and serves as a springboard and reference point for global discussions about Canadian contributions to the international practice of oral history. Contributors include Brian Calliou (independent scholar), Elise Chenier (Simon Fraser University), Julie Cruikshank (University of British Columbia), Alexander Freund (University of Winnipeg), Steven High (Concordia University), Nancy Janovicek (University of Calgary), Jill Jarvis-Tonus (independent scholar), Kristina R. Llewellyn (Renison University College, University of Waterloo), Bronwen Low (McGill University), Claudia Malacrida (University of Lethbridge), Joy Parr (Western University), Joan Sangster (Trent University), Emmanuelle Sonntag (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), Pamela Sugiman (Ryerson University), Winona Wheeler (University of Saskatchewan), and Stacey Zembrzycki (Concordia University).

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773544963
Number of pages: 408
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


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"The editors have selected articles that successfully provide a starting point for a meaningful discussion not only about oral history in Canada but they also offer an opening for a more global dialogue with others in the international field." James Morrison, Professor, History, Saint Mary's University
"Important ... This work, a clear labour of love, is a thorough and thoughtful volume and is indicative of the energetic level of oral history practice in Canada." Canadian Historical Review
"Canada is steadily building its own community of oral history researchers and scholars - oral history is now a discipline recognized in Canadian universities. [For] novice and expert oral historians alike, The Canadian Oral History Reader is an invaluabl
"The selections here showcase model projects throughout much of Canada, raise questions about the complexities of interview practices and content, and reaffirm the potential of oral history collection, use, and preservation. This reader will serve as a

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