Managing danger in oral historical fieldwork

Jessee, E. (2017) Managing danger in oral historical fieldwork. Oral History Review, 44(2), pp. 322-347. (doi: 10.1093/ohr/ohx038)

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This article offers an overview of the literature on anticipating and managing danger in qualitative fieldwork as it pertains to the practice of oral history in various settings. It offers an alternative perspective to the widespread assumption that oral history is an inherently positive endeavor that results in good relationships and positive outcomes. This article explores some of the circumstances through which danger can emerge in the course of oral historical fieldwork, both in relatively benign and in overtly hostile settings. It also offers preliminary recommendations for anticipating and managing these forms of harm.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jessee, Dr Erin
Authors: Jessee, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Oral History Review
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1533-8592
Published Online:13 July 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Author
First Published:First published in Oral History Review 44(2): 322-347
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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