ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Perspectives on Oral History

Speaking of the Past

This collection of five papers presents some key issues in understanding oral history, not only as a resource but also as an interpretative apparatus that opens up new ways of understanding the past. The range of work included here presents insights into the role played by memory, language and politics within oral history scholarship. Is it possible that these insights can encourage thinking in a new direction that takes orality, oral traditions and oral history seriously, and forms the first steps towards a new discipline?



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