February 1990
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;feb1990, Vol. 3 Issue 8/9, p173
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • HISTORIA ORAL: USOS Y ABUSOS.  // Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;feb1990, Vol. 3 Issue 8/9, p69 

    The author presents a clear synthesis of what is understood to be oral history, its fields, its possibilities and limitations. Oral history emerged in the United States and spread to Europe and Latin America. Notwithstanding its development, discussions still arise as to its "nature;" if it is a...

  • LAS FUENTES ORALES.  // Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;feb1990, Vol. 3 Issue 8/9, p199 

    A revision of the presence of studies based on the use of the oral testimonies within the Italian popular study tradition from 1800-1980. The author supplies as with a rich bibliography and makes brief reflections on theory, object and method in the use of oral expression in field research.

  • NARRATIVE AND COMMUNITY IN ISLAMIC LATE ANTIQUITY. Sizgorich, Thomas // Past & Present;Nov2004, Vol. 185 Issue 1, p9 

    Discusses the creation of narratives by the Arabs during the growth of the Islamic territory and community after the hijra of Muhammad to explain the events of the conquest era as the basis of a new political community and foundation of the empire. Creation of historical narratives to justify...

  • LA ELECTRIFICACIÓN RURAL EN MÉXICO.  // Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;feb1990, Vol. 3 Issue 8/9, p143 

    This work is the summary of an ample research project whose objective is to recuperate the memory of the immediate participants and the effects of electrification on the rural medium, where a radical transformation is expressed in the everyday life of the country dwellers. The application of the...

  • "That Food of the Memory which Gives the Clue to Profitable Research": Oral history as a source for local, regional, and family history in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Hering, Katharina // Oral History Review;Summer/Fall2007, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p27 

    Numerous local, regional and family historians in the nineteenth and early twentieth century collected oral narrations and conducted interviews as a form to document information that otherwise might have never been preserved. Family historians, in particular, not only practiced interviewing...

  • Editor's Introduction. Porter, Kim // Oral History Review;Jun2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, pi 

    The article discusses various published reports within the issue, including one by Noah Riseman that examines World War II stories from Australia's Yolngu tribesmen, one by Erin McCarthy that explores the therapeutic value of oral history and one by Rob Perks that discusses British oral...

  • Oral history. Frisch, Michael; Shopes, Linda // Journal of American History;Sep93, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p580 

    Present an overview on the use of alternative types of essay on oral history. Reflexive reports by practitioners; Assessment of the role of oral history in the changing mode of historical activity in the United States; Context of social and political movements; Campaign for the Equal Rights...

  • Oral sources and contemporary history: Dispelling old assumptions. De Hart, Jane Sherron // Journal of American History;Sep93, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p582 

    Attempts to dispel assumptions on the merits of oral and contemporary history. Interviews on the struggle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA); Qualities of an interviewer; Strategies for interviewing members of the General Assembly; Differences in political and religious orientation;...

  • Preserving a way of life and learning on Smith Island. West, Peter // Education Week;10/26/94, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p36 

    Discusses the educational and daily way of life on Smith Island located near Maryland. School population and education at Tylerton School; Reason for the appeal to let the school run for two more years; Marine life condition of Chesapeake Bay; Suggestion of outsiders to Smith Island residents.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics