Volume 37 of "Oral History Review" magazine

Volume 37 Issue 2 Summer-Fall 2010
Editor''s Introduction: articleKim Porter 

“Is Oral History Good for You?” Taking Oral History beyond Documentation and into a Clinical

Noah Riseman
Contesting White Knowledge: Yolngu Stories from World War II

Select this article: Anna Sheftel and Stacey Zembrzycki
Only Human: A Reflection on the Ethical and Methodological Challenges of Working with “Difficult” Stories

Select this article: Rob Perks
The Roots of Oral History: Exploring Contrasting Attitudes to Elite, Corporate, and Business Oral History in Britain and the U.S.

Select this article: Rina Benmayor
Contested Memories of Place: Representations of Salinas’ Chinatown

Select this article: Debbie Lee
Listening to the Land: The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness as Oral History

Select this articleNancy Anderson
It''s all for the Kids: Gender, Families, and Youth Sports

Select this articleLinda M. Baeza Porter
The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling Under Communism

Select this article: Mary Barr
The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship

Select this article: Teresa Bergen
Them that Believe: The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition

Select this articleJoanna Bornat
Negotiating Boundaries in the City: Migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Britain

Select this article: Ted Buswick
Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneers
Select this article:Donna M. DeBlasio
California Hotel and Casino: Hawai‘i''s Home Away from Home

Select this article: Luisa Del Giudice
Storie Orali: Racconto, Immaginazione, Dialogo (Oral [Hi]stories: Narrative, Imagination, Dialogue)

Select this article: Peggy M. Dillon
Crooked Road: The Story of the Alaska Highway

Select this article: Michael B. Dougan
Looking Back at the Arkansas Gazette: An Oral History

Select this articleMeagan Gough
Catching Stories: A Practical Guide to Oral History

Select this article: Hanna Griff-Sleven
It''s Good to be a Woman
Select this article: Timothy Hensley
48 Hours of Kristallnacht: Night of Destruction/Dawn of the Holocaust

This is Home Now: Kentucky''s Holocaust Survivors Speak

Select this article: Leonard Kamerling
Isuma—Inuit Video Art
Select this article: Daniel Kerr
Counting the Dead: The Culture and Politics of Human Rights Activism in Colombia

Select this article: Mary E. Kohler
Why i am not a Scientist

Select this articleGuy Lancaster
Boom Town: How Wal-Mart Transformed an All-American Town into an International Community
Select this article: Katherine Sharp Landdeck
Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses During World War II

Select this article: Courtney A. Lyons
The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee
Select this article: Marta Marciniak
Southern Cultures: Fall 2009. Music
Select this article: Michella M. Marino
A Woman at War: Marlene Dietrich Remembered

Select this articleErin McCarthy
Old Leather: An Oral History of Early Pro Football in OHIO, 1920–1935
Oral History Review (2010) 37(2): 296-297 first published online July 22, 2010 doi:10.1093/ohr/ohq073
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Select this articleLaurie Mercier
The Good Times are all gone now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town
Select this article: Joanna Parson
Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio

Select this article: Kimberly K. Porter
Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History

Select this article: Mary Kay Quinlan
Reporting Iraq: An Oral History of the War by the Journalists who Covered it
Select this article: Susan D. Rose
Voices from the Nueva Frontera: Latino Immigration to Dalton, Georgia

Latino Voices in New England

Select this article: Molly Rosner
Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home

Select this articleBetty Sample
Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond

Select this article: Emily Saunders
Hikâye: Turkish Folk Romance as Performance Art

Select this articleJody Sowell
A Different Shade of Orange: Voices of Orange County, California, Black Pioneers

Select this article: Pramod K. Srivastava
The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories

Select this article: Jeremy Strachan
Musicians from a Different Shore: Asians and Asian Americans in Classical Music

Select this article: Sady Sullivan
Sisters in The Brotherhoods: Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York City

Select this article: Kieran W. Taylor
Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times

Select this article: Elizabeth Thomas-Hope
Jamaican Hands Across the Atlantic

Select this articleSamuel R. Thomas
Maqam and Liturgy: Ritual, Music, and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn
Select this articleJanice E. Tulk
Masters of the Sabar: Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal

Select this articleLois Wilcken
Caribbean Journeys: An Ethnography of Migration and Home in Three Family Networks

Select this article: Linda P. Wood

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A memory from Mohammad Reza Yousefi

Stealing medicines from the city pharmacy

In the days after the Islamic Revolution, many people remember that young people gathered in different parts of the cities, and each one represented a group: groups such as the Tudeh party, Monafeghin or the hypocrites, the Fedai Guerrillas, the Democrats, Hezbollah, etc. each of which debated with each other with different political opinions and worldviews, and sometimes physical conflicts occurred between them during the debate. I was also interested in such street debates.

An Intelligent Demonstration

The people of Kurdistan did not have the courage to attend the demonstration due to pressures the regime had put on them. Whenever there was a demonstration across the country, there was no news in Saqqez until we, as the exile who were 10 to 11 people, decided to hold a demonstration there. When we started to demonstrate, two-three police cars had turned on their lights and followed us along with ...

Feeling of suffocation in runnel

Translated by M. B. Khoshnevisan
Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th of Dey 1357 (December 30 and 31, 1978) had coincided with the first days of the lunar month of Safar 1399. It had been four or five days since we left the sit-in. The regime showed terrible and intimidating behaviors and confrontations. On the other hand, we also prepared a big rally, which ended at Khorasan Governorate. From the first days of the Dey, the Pahlavi ...
Book review:

A Pious Fighter

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of Qom Seminary, the Islamic Revolution Document Center has published a collection of books. One of them under the title "A Pious Fighter" is dedicated to the oral history of the life and struggles of Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan Mousavi Shali. This work, authored by Mohammad Kazem Ameli, describes the narrators life, education, religious, cultural and political activities in four chapters.