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Memory, Subjectivities, and Representation

Approaches to Oral History in Latin America, Portugal, and Spain

  • Editors
  • Rina Benmayor
  • María Eugenia Cardenal de la Nuez
  • Pilar Domínguez Prats
Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Bridging Boundaries

    1. Rina Benmayor, María Eugenia Cardenal de la Nuez, Pilar Domínguez Prats
      Pages 1-16
  3. Collective Memory and Identities

  4. Subjectivity and Identity Construction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Ángeles Arjona Garrido, Juan Carlos Checa Olmos, Estefanía Acién González, Francisco Majuelos Martínez
      Pages 129-146
  5. Memory and Public Representations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-253

About this book

Introduction

This collection presents diverse scholarly approaches to oral narratives in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds. Eleven essays, originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, coalesce around major themes that have long concerned oral historians and social scientists: collective memories of conflictive national pasts, subjectivity in re/framing social identities, and visual and performative re/presentations of identity and public memory.

Keywords

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About the authors

Rina Benmayor is Professor Emerita at California State University Monterey Bay, USA and former President of the International Oral History Association (2004-06), and the Oral History Association (2010-11). She writes on community oral history, testimonio, and digital storytelling.

María Eugenia Cardenal de la Nuez is Assistant Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Her main area of research is youth transitions, foregrounding the Biographic Narrative Interpretive Method, and interpretive analysis to biography in Sociology.

Pilar Domínguez Prats is Assistant Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; and former President of the International Oral History Association (2008-10). She has written oral history essays on the Spanish Civil War and the transition to democracy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Memory, Subjectivities, and Representation
  • Book Subtitle Approaches to Oral History in Latin America, Portugal, and Spain
  • Editors Rina Benmayor
    Pilar Dominguez Prats
    María Eugenia Cardenal de la Nuez
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Oral History
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137438713
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-43869-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-56646-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-43871-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 253
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of the Americas
    European History
    Oral History
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

“The topics treated throughout the volume are laudably diverse and very timely, sometimes offering innovative approaches to the material … . The volume could be valuable for researchers working with oral testimony about precarious and illegalized working conditions in Spain and other contexts of migration, and to early career researchers interested in learning about oral history in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries.” (Hendrikje Grunow, Oral History Forum d'histoire orale, Vol. 37, 2017)