Oral History in Southeast Asia: Memories and Fragments (BOK)

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Has oral history lost its edge? In recent years this question has grown more pressing among oral historians who fear that the discipline's radical promise of history from below and social empowerment has been diluted by professionalization and government funding. As this wide-ranging volume shows, however, such concerns are belied by the practice's deployment in Southeast Asia, where oral history has demonstrated the ability to disturb states that take seriously the role of history and memory in imagining the nation. Using the presence of the past as a point of departure, it explores three critical themes in Southeast Asian oral history: the relationship between oral history and official histories produced by nation-states; the nature of memories of violence; and intersections between oral history, oral tradition, and heritage discourses. By taking an interdisciplinary approach to these 'fragments of memory,' the contributions gathered here unravel the complex ways in which people make sense of their pasts and undermine official narratives.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
ISBN 9781137311665 Antall sider 240
Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 24,1cm x 1,7cm Vekt 466 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Ernest Koh, Kah Seng Loh, Stephen Dobbs
Emner og form Social & cultural history, Asian history, Oral history