Oral history, constructions and deconstructions of narratives: Intersections of class, gender, locality, nation and religion in narratives from a Jewish woman in Sweden

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Oral history, constructions and deconstructions of narratives: Intersections of class, gender, locality, nation and religion in narratives from a Jewish woman in Sweden
Author(s) Thor, Malin ; Dahl, Izabela
Date 2009
English abstract
In this article we elaborate on the possibility to combine constructivist perspective and oral history within one methodological order to explore how identities are narrated and negotiated in different situations, contexts and interviewers. In oral history, the give voice” to marginalized or forgotten individuals or groups, stories and give them the possibility to speak from their perspectives. with these emancipatory aims of oral history. Simultaneously we analyze interviews in order to investigate identity constructions. concepts of intersectionality and narrated identity, which allow investigate how groups and individuals that are marginalized and negotiate their own and other identities. At the same time it is unclear interviewees understand these kinds of analysis of their narratives. combine a social constructivist perspective and oral history in a must be aware of this relation of power and explain to the interviewees doing and why we are doing it. In a broader research perspective deconstructive approach illustrates interesting assumptions about multidimensional identity constructions.
Link http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Sociology/Prospective/Postgraduate/ENQUIRE/ENQUIRE-Edition-3.aspx (external link to publication)
Publisher The University of Nottingham
Host/Issue Enquire;3
Volume 3
ISSN 1756-199X
Pages 1-24
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) oral history
narrative
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects::History subjects::History
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Social anthropology/ethnography
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/9383 (link to this page)

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