How-To: In Our Own Voices
In Our Own Voices: Conducting Life History Interviews with American Jewish Women
Jayne K. Guberman, Editor
In Our Own Voices is a how-to guide for conducting life history interviews with American Jewish women. Designed for use by individuals, as well as community groups, the guide invites readers to become "makers of history" by using oral history to capture and preserve the stories of their mothers and grandmothers, teachers and colleagues, community members and friends.
In Our Own Voices features:
- a step-by-step guide for creating professional quality interviews
- ten frameworks for understanding the multiple and intersecting spheres of women's lives
- introductory essays by leading scholars of Jewish women's history
- hundreds of sample questions
- inspiring excerpts from JWA's oral history collections
- sample forms for all aspects of the interview process
- bibliographic resources on American Jewish women's history
JWA's 10 Frameworks for Women's Life History Interviews:
- Family: Essay by Paula E. Hyman
- Education: Essay by Pamela S. Nadell
- Work: Essay by Hasia Diner
- Community Service: Essay by Dianne Ashton
- Jewish Identities: Essay by Karla Goldman
- Home and Place: Essay by Jenna Weissman Joselit
- Leisure and Culture: Essay by Riv-Ellen Prell
- Health and Sexuality: Essay by Beth Wenger
- Women's Identities: Essay by Joyce Antler
- History and World Events: Essay by Regina Morantz-Sanchez
Sample forms and selected bibliographic resources on American Jewish women's history provide additional tools for novice and experienced oral historians alike.
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