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Maureen Perkins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780824837303

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.001.0001

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Ethics, Oral History, and Interpreters in the Iraq War

Ethics, Oral History, and Interpreters in the Iraq War

(p.139) Ethics, Oral History, and Interpreters in the Iraq War
Locating Life Stories

Maria Faini

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter presents the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History (COH) claim that oral history methodology differs from other forms of interviewing because oral history required “consent and release (permission) forms” to conduct interviews focused on life narratives of the interviewee. Also, the ethics of the research partnership are “stressed”, including approaching the interview subjects in situations in which they feel comfortable and safe, and in many cases conducting pre-interview “non-recorded meetings.” By collecting oral histories such as those of the Iraqi interpreters, life writing theorists and cultural historians can begin to understand how these lives are produced, organized, and read within the military.

Keywords:   life narratives, oral history, research partnership, military, life writing

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