Oral History in Southeast Asia: Theory and Method

Oral History in Southeast Asia: Theory and Method

Kwa Chong Guan ; James H Morrison ; Patricia Lim Pui Huen

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812300270

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Oral History is a means of recording the past, through interviews. There has been much oral history activity in Southeast Asia since the 1960s at both the institutional and individual levels. This volume contains a range of papers dealing with the theoretical, methodological and practical issues in oral history and the unique problems of their application in the Southeast Asian context. The authors include both academics and practitioners who bring with them a wealth of expertise and experience in anthropology, history, sociology, publishing and archives administration.

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Preliminary pages
1. A Global Perspective of Oral History in Southeast Asia
2. The Value of Oral Testimony: Text and Orality in the Reconstruction of the Past
3. Ideology and Oral History Institutions in Southeast Asia
4. Oral History Methodology: The Life History Approach
5. Interviewing the Business and Political Elite of Singapore: Methods and Problems
6. Oral History and Self Portraits: Interviewing the Thai Elite
7. The Narrative Interview Process
8. Some Experiences and Issues of Cross-Cultural Fieldwork in Singapore
9. The Reconstruction of Life Histories
10. The Writing of the Biography of Tan Sri Fatimah Hashim
11. Directory of Oral History Institutions in Southeast Asia

Subjects:HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia

Number of Pages: 170


Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Publication Date: 36795

Format: PB

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