The praxis of oral history as activism operates at the intersection of various fields and disciplines. This working bibliography offers a selection of books and articles from these related fields. Use the comments section below to suggest additions!
Public and Oral History
Abrams, Lynn. Oral History Theory. 1st ed. T & F Books UK, 2010.
Clark, Mary Marshall. “Oral History Art and Praxis.” In Community, Culture and Globalization, by Don Adams and Arlene Goldbard, 87-106. The Rockefeller Foundation, 2002.
Diaz, Rose T., and Andrew B. Russell. “Oral Historians: Community Oral History and the Cooperative Ideal.” In Public History: Essays from the Field, edited by James B. Gardner and Peter S. LaPaglia, 203-216. Revised Edition. Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company, 2004.
Dunar, Andrew J. “Editor’s Introduction.” The Oral History Review 30, no. 1 (Winter – Spring 2003). http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/stable/3675347.
Frisch, Michael. A Shared Authority. State University of New York Press, 1990.
———. “Commentary: Sharing Authority: Oral History and the Collaborative Process.” The Oral History Review 30, no. 1 (Winter – Spring 2003): 111-113.
Gardner, James B., and Peter S. Lapaglia. Public History: Essays from the Field. Revised. Krieger Publishing Company, 2004.
Gluck, Sherna Berger. “Advocacy Oral History: Palestinian Women in Resistance.” In Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History, edited by Sherna Berger Gluck and Daphne Patai, 201-219. New York: Routledge, 1991.
Hamilton, Paula, and Linda Shopes. Oral History and Public Memories. Temple University Press, 2008.
Janesick, Valerie J. “Oral History as a Social Justice Project: Issues for the Qualitative Researcher.” The Qualitative Report 12, no. 1 (March 2007): 111-121.
Kerr, Daniel. “”We Know What the Problem Is”: Using Oral History to Develop a Collaborative Analysis of Homelessness from the Bottom up.” The Oral History Review 30, no. 1 (Winter – Spring 2003): 27-45.
Portelli, Alessandro. Battle of Valle Giulia: Oral History and the Art of Dialogue. University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.
Rickard, Wendy. “Collaborating with Sex Workers in Oral History.” The Oral History Review 30, no. 1 (Winter – Spring 2003): 47-59.
Riordon, Michael. An Unauthorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the Front Lines. Toronto, Canada: Between the Lines, 2004.
Rouverol, Alicia J. “Collaborative Oral History in a Correctional Setting: Promise and Pitfalls.” The Oral History Review 30, no. 1 (Winter – Spring 2003): 61-85.
Shopes, Linda. “Commentary: Sharing Authority.” The Oral History Review 30, no. 1 (Winter – Spring 2003): 103-110.
———. “Oral History and Community Involvement: The Baltimore Neighborhood Heritage Project.” In Presenting the Past: Essays on History and the Public, edited by Susan Porter Benson, Stephen Brier, and Roy Rosenzweig, 249-263. Critical Perspectives on the Past. Temple University Press, 1986.
———. “Oral History and the Study of Communities: Problems, Paradoxes, and Possibilities.” The Journal of American History 89, no. 2 (September 2002): 588-598.
Sitzia, Lorraine. “A Shared Authority: An Impossible Goal?” The Oral History Review 30, no. 1 (Winter – Spring 2003): 87-101.
Slim, Hugo, and Paul Richard Thompson. Listening for a Change: Oral Testimony and Development. London: Panos Publications, 1993.
Thompson, Paul. The Voice of the Past: Oral History (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Thomson, Alistair. “Introduction: Sharing Authority: Oral History and the Collaborative Process.” The Oral History Review 30, no. 1 (Winter – Spring 2003): 23-26.
Westerman, William. “Central American Refugee Testimonies and Performed Life Histories in the Sanctuary Movement.” In The Oral History Reader, edited by Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, 495-505. Second. New York, NY: Routledge, 2006.
Community Cultural Development
Adams, Don, and Arlene Goldbard, eds. Community, Culture and Globalization. The Rockefeller Foundation, 2002.
Goldbard, Arlene. New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development. Oakland: New Village Press, 2006.
Social Movements and Narrative
Davis, Joseph E, ed. Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.
Diani, Mario, and Doug McAdam. Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action. Oxford University Press, USA, 2003.
Ganz, Marshall. “What is Public Narrative?,” 2008. http://grassrootsfund.org/docs/WhatIsPublicNarrative08.pdf.
———. “Why Stories Matter: The art and craft of social change.” Sojourners Magazine, March 2009. http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&issue=soj0903&article=why-stories-matter.
Goodwin, Jeff, and James M. Jasper. The Social Movements Reader: Cases and Concepts. Wiley-Blackwell, 2003.
Polletta, Francesca. “”It Was Like a Fever…” Narrative and Identity in Social Protest.” Social Problems 45, no. 2 (May 1, 1998): 137-159.
———. It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
———. “Plotting Protest: Mobilizing Stories in the 1960 Student Sit-Ins.” In Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements, by Joseph E Davis, 31-52. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.
Polletta, Francesca, and James M. Jasper. “Collective Identity and Social Movements.” Annual Review of Sociology 27 (2001): 283-305.
Porta, Donatella Della, and Mario Diani. Social Movements: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2006.
Snow, David A., and Pamela E. Oliver. “Social Movements and Collective Behavior: Social Psychological Dimensions and Considerations.” In Sociological Perspectives on Social Psychology, by Karen S. Cook, Gary Alan Fine, and James S. House, 571-600. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1995.
Solinger, Rickie, Madeline Fox, and Kayhan Irani. Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims. 1st ed. Routledge, 2008.
Staggenborg, Suzanne. Social Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Tarrow, Sidney G. Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics. 3rd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Popular Education and Critical Pedagogy
Apple, Michael. Education and Power. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 1995.
hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Horton, Myles and Paulo Freire. We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change.(Brenda Bell, John Gaventa and John Peters, Eds.) Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.
Freire, Paulo. Education for Critical Consciousness. New York: Continuum, 2000.
———. Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum, 1994.
———. Pedagogy of the Oppressed Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 30th Anniversary Edition. 30th ed. New York: Continuum, 2000.
Giroux, Henry A. Pedagogy and the Politics of Hope: Theory, Culture, and Schooling, A Critical Reader. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1997.
Participatory Action Research and Collaborative Ethnography
Cooke, Bill, and Uma Kothari. Participation: The New Tyranny? Zed Books, 2001.
Fals-Borda, Orlando. Investigacion Participativa. Montevideo, Uruguay: Instituto del Hombre, 1986.
Gitlin, Andrew, ed. Power and Method: Political Activism and Educational Research. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Hagey, Rebecca S. “Guest editorial: The use and abuse of participatory action research.” Chronic Diseases in Canada, 18, 1 (1997). Available online at http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cdic-mcc/18-1/a_e.html
Hale, Charles R., ed. Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics, and Methods of Activist Scholarship. University of California Press, 2008. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/7z63n6xr.
Harper, Gary W., Cecile Lardon, Julian Rappaport, Audrey K. Bangi, Richard Contreras, and Ana Pedraza. “Community Narratives: The Use of Narrative Ethnography in Participatory Community Research.” In Participatory Community Research: Theories and Methods in Action, edited by Leonard A. Jason, Christopher B. Keys, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Renee R. Taylor, and Margaret I. Davis, 199-218. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2004.
Holliday, Oscar Jara. Para Sistematizar Experiencias. Lima, Peru: Tarea Asociacion de Publicaciones Educativas, 1994.
Kemmis, Stephen, and Robin McTaggart. “Participatory Action Research: Communicative Action and the Public Sphere.” In The SAGE handbook of qualitative research, edited by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, 559-604. SAGE, 2005.
Lassiter, Luke Eric. The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography. University Of Chicago Press, 2005.