Narrating our Pasts: The Social Construction of Oral History (Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture)

  • Publish Date: 1995-06-30
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Elizabeth Tonkin
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Elizabeth Tonkin looks at how oral histories are constructed and how they should be interpreted. Her study is illustrated through a wide range of examples of memory, narration, and oral tradition, including many from Europe and the Americas, and with a particular focus on oral histories from the Jlao Kru of Liberia, with whom the author has carried out extensive research. She also draws on and integrates the insights of a range of disciplines, such as literary criticism, linguistics, history, psychology, and communication and cultural studies.



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