Oral History Off the Record

Toward an Ethnography of Practice

  • Editors
  • Anna Sheftel
  • Stacey Zembrzycki

Part of the PALGRAVE Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Anna Sheftel, Stacey Zembrzycki
      Pages 1-19
  3. Reflections on a Lifetime of Listening

  4. Encounters in Vulnerability, Familiarity, and Friendship

  5. The Intersection of Ethics and Politics

  6. Considering Silence

  7. Afterword

    1. Alessandro Portelli
      Pages 273-286
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 273-301

About this book


Because oral history interviews are personal interactions between human beings, they rarely conform to a methodological ideal. These reflections from oral historians provide honest and rigorous analyses of actual oral history practice that address the complexities of a human-centered methodology.


Christoph Willibald Gluck ethics ethnography feminism history Holocaust identity interaction interview memory methodology politics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-33964-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33965-2
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