Remembering: Writing Oral History
|Author:||Anna Green & Megan Hutching|
With the ever-growing enthusiasm for genealogy and social history, Remembering, on the practice and use of oral history, and incorporating a variety of examples of presenting oral histories in print, will have eager readers. As well as the chapters on a wide range of particular cases, it explores some of the general issues that arise for those embarking on oral histories, such as confidentiality, transcribing from oral to written form, and the particular situation of Maori oral history. The 11 different authors have all had considerable experience in the field and draw on a range of backgrounds. Addressed to the interested general reader, this fascinating book shows that oral history can illuminate any area of social life and is within the reach of anyone who is alert and curious about how things used to be..
Anna Green teaches in the History Department at the University of Walkato and has had extensive experience teaching and writing oral history. She is the co-author of Houses of History (1999) and author of British Capital, Antipodean Labour (2001).
Megan Hutching is the oral historian in the History Group of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. Her most recent book is A Unique Sort of Battle: New Zealanders Remember Crete (2001)