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Metaphors of Self in History: Subjectivity, Oral Narrative, and Immigration Studies

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin

in Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores subjective documents and their relationship to immigration and ethnic studies, fields that historically have found these sources both appealing and problematic. By “subjective ... More


Lingering Questions about ‘Oral Literature’

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The ongoing discussions about the Homeric Question and about orality and literacy in the language arts resonate to such a degree with parallel questions as regards the history of music. These ... More


Federal Judges Revealed

William Domnarski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The power and influence of the federal judiciary has been widely discussed and understood. And while there have been a fair number of institutional studies of individual district courts or courts of ... More


Lore Shelly (ed. and trans.), The Union Kommando in Auschwitz: The Auschwitz Munitions Factory through the Eyes of Its Former Slave Laborers (Studies in the Shoah, Vol. 13). Latham: University Press of America, 1996. 421 pp.

Michael Berenbaum

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, The Union Kommando in Auschwitz: The Auschwitz Munitions Factory through the Eyes of Its Former Slave Laborers (Studies in the Shoah, Vol. 13) by Lore Shelly (ed. and trans.) is ... More


Veterans Tell Their Stories and Why Historians and Others Listened

G. Kurt Piehler

in The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the support of influential Americans, including President Roosevelt and Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall, combined with the pioneering work of ... More


Introduction

Kate Fisher

in Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267361
eISBN:
9780191708299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267361.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter discusses the ways in which historians and demographers have characterized and explained the fertility decline. It discusses the value of a systematic social history of the ... More


Preparing to Collect Historical Data

Elizabeth Ann Danto

in Historical Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333060
eISBN:
9780199864119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333060.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter outlines the preliminary phases of collecting historical evidence for social work and social welfare history research. Data collection (or acquisition) can be characterized as a strategy ... More


The Historical Value of Jordanes’ Getica

P. J. Heather

in Goths and Romans 332–489

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205357
eISBN:
9780191676581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205357.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the historical methods and materials of Jordanes. It looks at Jordanes' Getica, which is an account of Gothic history that includes an anachronistic account of the division of ... More


Oral history in africa

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter provides a series of oral history accounts of hospice-palliative care development in Africa. In particular, it reflects the richness of oral history in the African context through the ... More


Life Before Admission to the Bar

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter details the lives of Article Three judges prior to their admission to the bar. The early ones are common to us all, while the later steps reflect a particular professional choice. In ... More


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