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Title Beyond women's words : feminisms and the practices of oral history in the twenty-first century / edited by Katrina Srigley, Stacey Zembrzycki, and Franca Iacovetta
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; Biographies; Preface and acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; Section 1 Reflections on women's words; Section introduction; 1 "That's not what I said": A reprise 25 years on; 2 The positionality of narrators and interviewers: Methodological comments on oral history with Anglo-Indian schoolteachers in Bangalore, India; 3 When is enough enough?; 4 Feminist oral histories of racist women; 5 Emotion and pedagogy: Teaching digital storytelling in the millennial classroom
15 Putting the archive in movement: Testimonies, feminism, and female torture survivors in ChileSection 4 Feminists in the field: Performance, political activism, and community engagement; Section introduction; 16 Storyweaving, Indigenous knowledge, and process in Material Witness; 17 Oral history for building social movements, then and now; 18 Women power and feminine solidarity: Oral history, life stories, and trauma in the context of an industrial disaster; 19 Public homeplaces: Collaboration and care in oral history project design; 20 Come wash with us: Seeking home in story
Section 2 Doing feminist oral history then and nowSection introduction; 6 Talking about feminism: Reconciling fragmented narratives with the feminist research frame; 7 "Are you only interviewing women for this?": Indigenous feminism and oral history; 8 Living, archiving, and reflecting on feminism and activism in India: An oral history with Uma Chakravarti; 9 Locating lesbians, finding "gay women," writing queer histories: Reflections on oral histories, identity, and community memory; 10 Memory, history, and contestations in present-day Iraq
Section 3 Decentering and decolonizing in feminist oral historySection introduction; 11 Speaking private memory to public power: Oral history and breaking the silence on sexual and gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge genocide; 12 Yarning up oral history: An Indigenous feminist analysis; 13 "This thing we are doing here": Listening and writing in the "Montréal Life Stories" project; 14 Intersubjective experiences and a depiction beyond written words: Doing ethnography with wartime children in northern Uganda
Section 5 Listening to and learning from stories in the digital worldSection introduction; 21 Feminist oral history practice in an era of digital self-representation; 22 The medium is political and the message is personal: Feminist oral histories online; 23 Oral history's afterlife; 24 Women's words from the archives; 25 "Shut the tape off and I'll tell you a story": Women's knowledges in urban Indigenous community representations; Index
Summary "Beyond Womens Words unites feminist scholars, artists, and community activists working with the stories of women and other historically marginalized subjects to address the contributions and challenges of doing feminist oral history. Feminists who work with oral history methods want to tell stories that matter. They know, too, that the telling of those storiesthe processes by which they are generated and recorded, and the different contexts in which they are shared and interpretedalso mattersa lot. Using Sherna Berger Gluck and Daphne Patais classic text, Womens Words, as a platform to reflect on how feminisms, broadly defined, have influenced, and continue to influence, the wider field of oral history, this remarkable collection brings together an international, multi-generational, and multidisciplinary line-up of authors whose work highlights the great variety in understandings of, and approaches to, feminist oral histories. Through five thematic sections, the volume considers Indigenous modes of storytelling, feminism in diverse locales around the globe, different theoretical approaches, oral history as performance, digital oral history, and oral history as community-engagement. Beyond Womens Words is ideal for students of oral history, anthropology, public history, womens and gender history, and Womens and Gender Studies, as well as activists, artists, and community-engaged practitioners."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Feminism -- Research -- Methodology
Oral history -- Methodology
Women -- Research -- Methodology
Women's studies -- Methodology
Feminism -- Research -- Methodology.
Oral history -- Methodology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Women -- Research -- Methodology.
Women's studies -- Methodology.
Form Electronic book
Author Iacovetta, Franca, 1957- editor
Srigley, Katrina, 1973- editor
Zembrzycki, Stacey, editor
ISBN 1351123793
1351123807 (electronic bk.)
1351123823 (ebook ; alk. paper)
9781351123808 (electronic bk.)
9781351123822 (ebook ; alk. paper)