Oral History's Turn: Archival Thinking and the Divine Views of the Interdialectic

Lucas, Brad E.
March 2007
Issues in Writing;Spring/Summer2007, Vol. 17 Issue 1/2, p25
Academic Journal
The author argues about the importance of oral history interviewing to qualitative research and fostering knowledge-making. He emphasizes the need to understand oral histories as conversational narratives. Also discussed are the three theoretical dimensions of interviews in oral history. He cites the necessity for the preservation of as many interviews as possible. He points out the pitfalls associated with the oral history interviewing practice that can be avoided by using new strategies as a response to a sustainability-conscious ethic.


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