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Oral Narrative Research with Black Women
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Oral Narrative Research with Black Women
Collecting Treasures



August 1997 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Oral narrative researchers from a range of disciplines present their personal portraits on the methodological strategies they have found useful in bringing the experiences of African and African American women into full view. This insightful and thought-provoking resource explores in detail: how new information about African women is being created; the strengths of oral narrative research for expanding and transforming knowledge about black women; and how carrying out oral history research has affected the researchers' personal and professional lives.
Kim Marie Vaz
Introduction
Oral Narrative Research with Black Women

 
 
PART ONE: Ancestor Mothers
Martia Graham Goodson
Ophelia and Me
Tribute to an Early Narrative Researcher

 
Joycelyn Moody
Professions of Faith
A Teacher Reflects on Women, Race, Church, and Spirit

 
 
PART TWO: RESEARCH PROCESSES: GIVING VOICE
Christine Obbo
What Do Women Know?...As I was saying!
Arlene Hambrick
You Haven't Seen Anything Until You Make a Black Woman Mad
Georgia W Brown
Oral History
Louisiana Black Women's Memoirs

 
 
PART THREE: RESEARCH PROCESSES: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Renee T White
Talking about Sex and HIV
Conceptualizing a New Sociology of Experience

 
Jacqueline A Walcott-McQuigg
Methodological Issues in Triangulation
Measuring Weight Control Behavior of African American Women

 
Claudia J Gollop
Where Have all the Nice Old Ladies Gone?
Researching the Health Information-Seeking Behavior of Older African American Women

 
Elizabeth A Peterson
African American Women and the Emergence of Self-Will
A Report on the Use of Phenomenological Research

 
 
PART FOUR: RESEARCH PROCESSES: NEGOTIATING INSTITUTIONS
Diane D Turner
Reconstructing the History of Musicians' Protective Union Local 274 through Oral Narrative Method
Patricia Green-Powell
Methodological Considerations in Field Research
Six Case Studies

 
Kim Marie Vaz
Social Conformity and Social Resistance
Women's Perspectives on `Women's Place'

 
Leslie Ann Kingman
European American and African American Men and Women's Valuations of Feminist and Natural Science Methods in Psychology

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