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Practicing oral history to improve public policies and programs

By: Hoffman, Marella.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Practicing oral history series. Publisher: New York Routledge 2018Description: xi, 147 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9781629584867.Subject(s): Oral history | Methodology | Policy sciencesDDC classification: 320.6 Summary: The use of contemporary oral history to improve public policies and programs is a growing, trans disciplinary practice. Indispensable for students and practitioners, Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs is the first book to define the practice, explain how policy-makers use it, show how it relates to other types of oral history, and provide guidance on the ethics and legalities involved. Packed with case studies from disciplines as diverse as medicine, agriculture, and race relations, as well as many examples from the author’s own work, this book provides an essential overview of the current state of the field within oral history for public policy and a complete methodology for the process of designing and implementing an oral history project. The comprehensive How To section demonstrates how to use the practice to advance the reader’s career, their chosen discipline and the public interest, whether their field is in oral history or in public policy. This book is an important resource for oral historians, fledgling or experienced, who are keen to find new applications and funding for their work, as well as for professionals in the public and not-for-profit sectors who want to learn to use oral history to improve their own policies and programs. https://www.routledge.com/Practicing-Oral-History-to-Improve-Public-Policies-and-Programs-1st-Edition/Hoffman/p/book/9781629584867
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Table of Contents
List of Figures.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.

Part I - Why Do It?
1. Let Them Tell You What Will Work - How Oral History Can Improve Public Policies and Programs
2. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants - Oral History as a Field
3. Case Studies Where Oral History Has Improved Policies and Programs, Locally and Globally

Part II - Doing Your Own Oral History to Improve a Policy or Program - The Step-by-Step Guide
4. Your Own Oral History Project to Improve a Public Policy or Program - Planning It Stategically
5. Planning the Logistics of Your Oral History Project
6. Doing Your Oral History Interviews
7. Using Your Oral Histories to Influence the Policy or Program

Part III - Twenty-First Century Solutions
8. Twenty-First-Century Solutions - Oral History as a Resource for Meeting the Complex Policy Challenges Ahead.

Appendices.
Some Key Concepts in This Book.
Index.

The use of contemporary oral history to improve public policies and programs is a growing, trans disciplinary practice. Indispensable for students and practitioners, Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs is the first book to define the practice, explain how policy-makers use it, show how it relates to other types of oral history, and provide guidance on the ethics and legalities involved.
Packed with case studies from disciplines as diverse as medicine, agriculture, and race relations, as well as many examples from the author’s own work, this book provides an essential overview of the current state of the field within oral history for public policy and a complete methodology for the process of designing and implementing an oral history project. The comprehensive How To section demonstrates how to use the practice to advance the reader’s career, their chosen discipline and the public interest, whether their field is in oral history or in public policy.
This book is an important resource for oral historians, fledgling or experienced, who are keen to find new applications and funding for their work, as well as for professionals in the public and not-for-profit sectors who want to learn to use oral history to improve their own policies and programs.

https://www.routledge.com/Practicing-Oral-History-to-Improve-Public-Policies-and-Programs-1st-Edition/Hoffman/p/book/9781629584867

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