[Air-l] Articles and Books on Interviewing
arussell at jhu.edu
Mon Apr 11 09:01:56 PDT 2005
Hi Lori -
I have two suggestions from my meanderings in (offline) oral history:
- Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, eds., The Oral History Reader
- Alessandro Portelli, The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories:
Form and Meaning in Oral History (SUNY Press, 1991)
The first is what you might expect from the title - a reader with a mix
of how-to, specialized topics, critical analysis and interpretation.
Many of the essays in this one are excerpts, and will give you leads if
you want to pursue certain topics further. The second is an account of
some events in Italy in the mid-twentieth century, and does a brilliant
job of discussing the distance between events and memory, between fact
The first is good for nuts and bolts; the second is a delightful read
and certainly an exemplary study.
On Apr 11, 2005, at 9:33 AM, Kendall, Lori wrote:
> I'm hoping to tap into the collective expertise of the group. I'm
> working on a chapter about using interviews to study online social
> practices. I'd like to hear about articles or books that you have
> found particularly useful in this regard. These could be either
> specifically pieces about methodology (online or offline, related to
> the Internet or not) or examples of studies using interviews that you
> consider exemplary.
> Since I'm most familiar with U.S. research and examples, I would
> particularly welcome examples from other cultural contexts or with a
> more international scope.
> Thanks for any info!
> Lori Kendall
> Associate Professor of Sociology
> Purchase College-SUNY
> lori.kendall at purchase.edu
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