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Třetí strana trojúhelníku

Teorie a praxe orální historie

[The Third Side of a Triangle. Theory and Practice of Oral History]

Vaněk, MiroslavMücke, Pavel

subjects: history
series: Oral History and Contemporary History

e-book, 1. edition
published: april 2015
ISBN: 978-80-246-2968-1
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The title of this publication refers to the belief of Michael Frisch, an American historian, that oral history is an approach to the perception of the past that is symbolically located between the "lay” individual or collective memory and the "great” political history. This book presents the field of oral history in its theoretical and practical perspectives not only to the wide community of researchers, but also to anyone interested in this subject. This second, revised and expanded edition attempts to present a current view of oral history as an interdisciplinary method, which significantly contributes to our knowledge of the recent past, whose witnesses and contemporaries are still alive. The book’s theoretical part focuses on the terminology of oral history, its origin and development in both Czech environment and in the international contexts, as well as memory in relation to oral history. The practical section addresses the prospects and pitfalls of research in oral history, along with an overview of analytical approaches, reflections over the interpretational potential of oral-history interviews and, last but not least, it also covers the questions of ethics and legislature as integral parts of oral history.

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