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Reminiscence and oral history: parallel universes or shared endeavour?

Bornat, Joanna (2001). Reminiscence and oral history: parallel universes or shared endeavour? Ageing and Society, 21(2) pp. 219–241.

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There is a common methodology to reminscence and life review with older people and oral history, and yet very little common literature. The distinguishing characteristics of these approaches are described and three areas of work are featured: interrogation, partnership and ownership. The discussion draws on a case study drawn from research on family break-up and reconstitution, and the performance of a play devised and performed by a group of older actors to an international conference. I conclude by identifying ways in which both approaches might benefit from a closer collaboration.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1469-1779
Keywords: reminiscence; life review; oral history; interviewing
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 2825
Depositing User: Joanna Bornat
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 23:21
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