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Oral history and new orthodoxies: narrative accounts in the history of learning disability

Rolph, Sheena (2006). Oral history and new orthodoxies: narrative accounts in the history of learning disability. Oral History, 34 pp. 81–91.

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Abstract

Oral history has played a significant role since 1990 in developing new narratives and directions in learning disability history. In this paper we explore this role, considering both its strengths and limitations. We move the argument on from one of disputed ownership of the histroy, to its reliability and validity. We juxtapose testimony with archival sources, and we argue that in some respects, oral history has been used to bolster rather than challenge our pre-conceptions, and to create new orthodoxies.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0143-0955
Keywords: learning disability; narrative accounts; new orthodoxies, cultural stereotypes
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Item ID: 3397
Depositing User: Users 2400 not found.
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3397
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