Oral History
(3,132 words)

The revival of oral history was spearheaded in the 1950s and 1960s by socialist historians who sought to chronicle the lives of the working classes and ordinary people. With the establishment of the British Oral History Society in the 1970s, an international movement gained momentum and a number of projects with radical sociopolitical agendas were initiated. In general, by shifti…

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Elsadda, Hoda, “Oral History”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0056>
First published online: 2009



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