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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Oral history in a wounded country: interactive interviewing in South Africa
Editors:Denis, PhilippeISNI
Ntsimane, RadikoboISNI
City of publisher:Scottsville
Publisher:University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:oral history
history education
Abstract:With the end of apartheid, a new generation of oral historians emerged in South Africa whose aim is to develop a broader, more inclusive and culturally sensitive understanding of the South African past. This book provides guidance to oral history practitioners who wish to start an oral history project and analyses aspects of oral history practice of particular relevance to South Africa. Contents: Introduction (Philippe Denis); Are we nation-building yet? The role of oral historians in documenting the transition out of apartheid (Julia Wells); Doing oral history (Benedict Carton and Louise Vis); The ethics of oral history (Philippe Denis); The truth of tales: oral testimony and teaching history in schools (Cynthia Kros and Nicole Ulrich); 'Why should I tell my story?': culture and gender in oral history (Radikobo Ntsimane); Are rural communities open sources of knowledge? (Mxolisi Mchunu); 'What can I do when the interviewee cries?': oral history strategies for containment and regeneration (Sean Field). [ASC Leiden abstract]