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Ref ID: 21363
Ref Type: Book (Edited)
Editors: Patricia Pui Huen Lim,
Morrison, James H.
Chong Guan Kwa,
Title: Oral history in Southeast Asia: theory and method
Date: 1998
Place of Publication: Singapore
Publisher: National Archives of Singapore and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Notes: Description: 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. Contents: A global perspective of oral history in Southeast Asia- James H. Morrison The value of oral testimony: Text and orality in the reconstruction of the past- Kwa Chong Guan Some experiences and issues of cross-cultural fieldwork in Singapore- Lai Ah Eng The reconstruction of life histories- P. Lim Pui Huen The writing of the biography of Tan Sri Fatimah Hashim- Azizah Mokhzani Directory of oral history institutions in Southeast Asia.
Date Created: 5/6/2015
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