Oral History in Southeast Asia: Theory and Method
Kwa Chong Guan, James H Morrison, Patricia Lim Pui Huen , editors
Date of publication: 2000
Number of pages: 170
"The volume shines in its methodological sections, identifying and exploring methodological problems that the authors have found to be particularly acute in a Southeast Asian context .... Overall, this collection of the work of Southeast Asian scholars constitutes an important milestone in the developing field of oral history in Southeast Asia" (Asian Folklore Studies).
About the publication
Oral History is a means of recording the past, through interviews. There has been much oral history activity in Southeast Asia since the 1960s at both the institutional and individual levels. This volume contains a range of papers dealing with the theoretical, methodological and practical issues in oral history and the unique problems of their application in the Southeast Asian context. The authors include both academics and practitioners who bring with them a wealth of expertise and experience in anthropology, history, sociology, publishing and archives administration.