TITLE

HISTORIA ORAL EN COSTA RICA

PUB. DATE
February 1990
SOURCE
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;feb1990, Vol. 3 Issue 8/9, p173
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author follows the technique of oral history in Costa Rica in great detail. Written history being the first of the social disciplines in Costa Rica, its practice has consistently been arch-conservative. However, at the request of researchers educated abroad, oral history has begun to be practiced with great interest. The first sources to be used in oral history are "peasant" and "popular" life, a significant fact, initiating a search and claim for "identity". This has permitted the development of oral history practice, up to reaching the university level. The author points out that due to the use of oral history as a mechanism of claim in the daily life of the popular sectors, it lacks epistemological fundamentals, which future researchers should work toward developing.
ACCESSION #
15057938

 

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