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Oral History in the Twenty-First Century
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There is no question that the first decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed significant developments in the recognition of oral history as an integral part of historical inquiry. This is a far cry from the 1970s and 1980s when oral historians struggled to gain credit for their work as they spearheaded the democratization of historical research by foregroundi…

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Elsadda, Hoda, “Oral History in the Twenty-First Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_00014>
First published online: 2014

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