In the distant past, memory was crucial for survival, both practical and ritual. ... a
whole range of different media over the past few centuries, some rising to
prominence while others fade: as script, orally through direct voice or audio
Author: Paul Thompson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Oral history gives history back to the people in their own words. And in giving a past, it also helps them towards a future of their own making. Oral history and life stories help to create a truer picture of the past and the changing present, documenting the lives and feelings of all kinds of people, many otherwise hidden from history. It explores personal and family relationships and uncovers the secret cultures of work. It connects public and private experience, and it highlights the experiences of migrating between cultures. At the same time it can bring courage to the old, meaning to communities, and contact between generations. Sometimes it can offer a path for healing divided communities and those with traumatic memories. Without it the history and sociology of our time would be poor and narrow. In this fourth edition of his pioneering work, fully revised with Joanna Bornat, Paul Thompson challenges the accepted myths of historical scholarship. He discusses the reliability of oral evidence in comparison with other sources and considers the social context of its development. He looks at the relationship between memory, the self and identity. He traces oral history through its own past and weighs up the recent achievements of a movement which has become international, with notably strong developments in North America, Europe, Australia, Latin America, South Africa and the Far East, despite resistance from more conservative academics. This new edition combines the classic text of The Voice of the Past with many new sections, including especially the worldwide development of different forms of oral history and the parallel memory boom, as well as discussions of theory in oral history and of memory, trauma and reconciliation. It offers a deep social and historical interpretation along with succinct practical advice on designing and carrying out a project, The Voice of the Past remains an invaluable tool for anyone setting out to use oral history and life stories to construct a more authentic and balanced record of the past and the present.
This is the only indigenous voice we hear in the video . But now the truck finally
arrives in Simíatug , along the narrow streets and past the large church building ,
painted white . A woman ' s voice tells about the market that was organized in the
Author: Alan O'Connor
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Using tape recordings, videos, and the ideas of Antonio Gramsci and Raymond Williams, this work examines the uses of radio for development, the impact on oral culture, and the use of radio by indigenous people in Ecuador and miners in Bolivia. Few anthropologists have studied radio, and The Voice of the Mountains is unique in its approach to the field. Alan O'Connor is not committed to a single research method-ethnography-but to a question about the relationship between radio and political struggles. This work questions what is the field when studying radio broadcasting? The answer involves challenging the rules of ethnography and asking what does it mean to follow radios?
See , for example , P . Thompson , The Voice of the Past : Oral History , 3rd ed . (
1978 ; Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2000 ) . 19 . A major milestone in this
development was the publication in the series the New Cambridge History of
Author: Judith Margaret Brown
Publisher: Critical Problems in History
Introduction : the practice of history -- Colleges, cohorts, and dynasties -- Family histories -- Individual lives and their public world -- Individual lives and their inner world.
C . K . Scott Moncrieff , Marcel Proust ' s first translator , chose the end of the
second line of this sonnet , “ . . . remembrance of things past , ” as the overall title
of Proust ' s book . This sonnet consists of the usual fourteen lines of iambic ...
Author: Robert Blumenfeld
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
An actor, dialect coach, and writer in New York City, Blumenfeld offers advice to working actors on how to expand their potential for work by recording books. He talks about the business, the voice, diction and pronunciation, microphone and recording techniques, acting methods, and reading techniques.
After thousands of years a great pine may be growing where nothing had grown
before and where nothing could ever have grown if the lichen , which asks so
little , had not come first . This process has taken place countless times in the past
Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
A naturalist describes the diversity of life in the Sonoran desert and its relation to impermanent human sphere
"Ah," the soft voice drawled. "I've been waiting for you, waiting so long." The scent
of jasmine thickened in the air, and the faint ringing of wind chimes sounded. On
and on the mixture continued, growing, until Debbie wanted to scream.
Author: Shirl Jensen
Still smarting from her divorce, Debbie Dillon begins a new life in the old Muller house in a small Texas college town, but the restless spirit of Kate Muller, a beautiful woman who once inhabited the house, leads her into a whirlwind romance. Original.
From cartoons to movies , books and games , past cultures make fascinating
settings for all kinds of invented adventures . But with the new media , the voice of
the storyteller is no longer adapted to each individual situation as in verbal ...
Author: Nena Galanidou
Publisher: Berghahn Books
The past is 'a foreign place' that contemporary societies can only reach by means of historical and archaeological inferences. When we report our findings and communicate such inferences to members of the public, it is important that we should recognize that children are a special case. Their cognitive abilities are different from those of adults: they must go through a period of apprenticeship in order to become capable of processing critically the information that is presented to them. Children are shown images of the past and told stories about it in various contexts that range from the formal and educational to the informal (for example, the genre of popular books, films and video games about antiquity). These images and stories, whether their source be a professional archaeologist, a teacher or simply an individual with a personal interest in the subject, all share a common factor: they must be fairly simple and easily available to the understanding of the age group at which they are aimed. Representations of this sort tend to ignore recent archaeological debate, continuing to purvey images of the past that are immediately recognizable from a modern perspective and may even actively reinforce that perspective. They are thus intimately connected with contemporary power strategies. This book brings together archeologists, historians, psychologists, and educators from different countries and academic traditions to address the many ways that we tell children about the (distant) past. The concern with this issue is founded on the principle that knowing the past is fundamentally important for human societies, as well as for individual development. The subject is introduced through a consideration of the cognitive and psychological processes that enable children to conceptualize a past at all. Then the many informal and formal contexts of telling are reviewed: digital and printed media, museums and cultural heritage sites, and schools and special classrooms. Benefits and disadvantages of various contexts and approaches are discussed, all seen through the eyes of professionals within these fields. Throughout this discussion, the authors expose many of unquestioned assumptions and preformed images that are routinely presented to contemporary children in narratives of the past. The contributors both examine the ways in which children come to grips with the past at the beginning of the 21st century and critically assess the many ways in which contemporary societies and an increasing number of commercial agents construct and use the past. Considering the widening gap between contemporary theoretical advances in archaeology and what is disseminated to the young, the question is raised about which past we want our children to inherit.
Author: Harris Ross
This work discusses the relationship between film and literature, explaining and evaluating the issues most frequently raised on the subject. It also lists nearly 2,500 articles and books published from 1908 to 1985 on the comparison of film to drama, fiction, and poetry. These comparisons arose shortly after the first appearance of moving pictures as writers attempted to establish the differences between movies and drama. The study has since grown into a significant scholarly concern.
For the past fifty to seventy - five years , conservationists in America and Europe
have called attention to the limited nature of the Earth ' s resources . During the
past decade , environmental scientists and engineers , geographers and ...
Author: Wernher Von Braun
Publisher: Collectors Guide Pub
This collection of speeches by Dr. Wernher von Braun -- a passionate crusader for worthy causes -- touches on a variety of topics, including education, the cold war, religion, and the space program. Mining through more than 500 of von Braun's speeches, given from 1947 to 1976, this important historical document presents an intimate look into the life of one of the most vital contributors to the development of NASA and the American space race.