Social Justice Task Force References

SJOH is guided foremost by one essential reference: the people who are the stories we tell. The additional materials below reflect upon and in the spirit of this first reference. Accordingly, each resource reconstructs oral history’s connection to preservation and intellectual production via historical/digital/creative/community informed outcomes.

Oral History Advocacy and Community Relationships

  •         Graham, Helen. “Oral History, ‘Learning Disability’ and Pedagogies of Self,” Oral History (Colchester) 37, no. 1 (2009): 85-94.
  •         Lair, Liam, and Ashley Mog. “Embodied Knowledge and Accessible Community: An Oral History of “Four Rehearsals and a Performance”.” Oral History Review 43, no. 1 (2016): 25-51.
  •         Henderson, David, and Christine Bigby. “Whose Life Story Is It?: Self-Reflexive Life Story Research with People with Intellectual Disabilities.” Oral History Review 44, no. 1 (2017): 39-55.
  •         Dan Kerr, “Allan Nevins is not My Grandfather: The Roots of Radical Oral History Practice in the United States,” Oral History Review 43:2 (pg. 367-391)
  •         Wheeler, Winona. “Reflections on the Social Relations on Indigenous Oral History,” in David T. McNab, ed., Walking a Tightrope: Aboriginal People and Representations
  •         E. Patrick Johnson, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South
  •         Kevin P. Murphy, Jennifer L. Pierce & Jason Ruiz What Makes Queer Oral History Different, The Oral History Review, 43:1, (2016), pg. 1-24
  •         Ramírez, Horacio N. Roque. “My Community, My History, My Practice.” The Oral History Review 29, no. 2 (2002): 87–91. (5 pages)
  •         Roque Ramírez, Horacio N. “Sharing Queer Authorities: Collaborating for Transgender Latina and Gay Latino Historical Meanings.” In Bodies of Evidence: The Practice of Queer Oral History, edited by Nan Alamilla Boyd and Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, 184–201. Oxford Oral History Series. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012. (18 pages)
  •         Juan Herrera, “Spatializing Chicano Power: Cartographic Memory and Community Practices of Care,” Social Justice 42, no. 3/4 (July 2015): 46–66.
  •         Borland, Katharine. “’That’s Not What I Said’: Interpretive Conflict in Oral Narrative Research.” In The Oral History Reader, edited by Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, 320–32. New York: Routledge, 1998. (13 pages)

Sample Websites

Oral History and Theory Challenges to Academia and Institutions

  •         Jennifer Denetdale, Reclaiming Diné History: The Legacies of Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita
  •         Nēpia Mahuika, Rethinking Oral History and Tradition
  •         Gothard, Jan. “Oral History, Ethics, Intellectual Disability and Empowerment: An Inside Perspective.” Studies in Western Australian History, no. 26 (2010): 151–162.
  •         Nishani Frazier, “The Wiz Behind the Curtain” in Harambee City: Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism
  •         Cristy Sellers Smith. “IRB IS NOT REQUIRED: A Reflection on Oral History, Disability, and Playing by the Rules When the Rules Get in the Way.” Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue 20, no. 1/2 (2018): 137-80.
  •         Eynon, Bret. “Cast Upon the Shore: Oral History and New Scholarship on the Movements of the 1960s.” The Journal of American History 83 (1996): 560-570. (11 pages)
  •         Lowery, Malinda Maynor. “Telling Our Own Stories: Lumbee History and the Federal Acknowledgment Process.” American Indian Quarterly 33, no. 4 (2009): 499–521. (23 pages)
  •         Rubio-Goldsmith, Raquel. “Oral History: Considerations and Problems for Its Use in the History of Mexicanas in the United States.” In Between Borders: Essays on Mexicana/Chicana History, edited by Adelaida R. Del Castillo, 161–73. La Mujer Latina Series. Encino, CA: Floricanto Press, 1990. (13 pages)

Oral History and Digitization:

  •         Cohen, Steve. “Shifting Questions: New Paradigms for Oral History in a Digital World.” The Oral History Review 40, no. 1 (2013): 154–67.
  •         Manning, Corinne. “‘My Memory’s Back!’ Inclusive Learning Disability Research Using Ethics, Oral History and Digital Storytelling.” British Journal of Learning Disabilities 38, no. 3 (2010): 160-67.
  •         Hannah Gill et al., “Migration and Inclusive Transnational Heritage: Digital Innovation and the New Roots Latino Oral History Initiative,” Oral History Review 46, no. 2 (2019): 277–99.
  •         Christy Hyman, Hilary Greene, and Nishani Frazier, “Black Is Not the Absence of Light: Public Humanities, DH and the Problem of Black Invisibility” in Matthew Gold and Lauren Klein, eds. Debates in Digital Humanities.
  •         Mary Larson and Doug Boyd, Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement
  •         Digitization: Overview from Baylor University. Includes short bibliography.
  •         Zinaida Manzuch, “Ethical Issues in Digitization of Cultural Heritage,” Journal of Contemporary Archives Studies 4:4 (2017)

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