Life Histories

Gail R. Pool, Department of Anthropology, UNB (GRPOOL@UNB.CA)
Wed, 31 May 1995 11:15:08 -0300

Here is a partial list of life histories, provided by Donna J. Young:


Bauman, Richard
1977. Verbal Art as Performance. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland

1986. Story, Performance and Event: Contextual Studies in Oral
Narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bertaux, D., ed.
1981 Biography and Society: The Life History Approach in the Social
Sciences. Beverley Hills California: SAGE.

Felman, Shoshana and Dori Laub.
1992. Testimony: Crises of Witnessing in Literature,
Psychoanalysis, and History. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.

Geiger, S.
1986 Women's Life Histories: Method and Content. Signs 11(2):334-

1992 What's So Feminisit About Doing Oral History? In Expanding the
Bounds of Women's History, C. Johnson-Odin and M. Strobel, eds.
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.

Gluck, Sherna Berger and Daphne Patai, eds.
1991 Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History. New
York, N.Y.: Routledge.

Harney, John F.
? Oral Testimony and Ethnic Studies. Toronto: The Multicultural
History Society of Ontario.

Kadar, M., ed.
1992 Essays in Life Writing: From Genre to Critical Practice.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Langness, L., and G. Frank.
1981 Lives: An Anthropological Approach to Biography. Novato,
California: Chandler and Sharp Publishers.

Patai, D.
1988 Constructing a Self: A Brazilian Life Story. Feminist Studies

Personal Narratives Group.
1989 Interpreting Women's Lives. Bloomington: Indiana University

Sheridan, M.
1984 The Life History Method. In Lives: Chinese Working Women, M.
Sheridan and J. Salaff, eds., pp. 11-22. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press.

Steedman, Carolyn Kay.
1986 Landscape for a Good Woman. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers
University Press.

Thompson, P.
1981 Life Histories and the Analysis of Social Change. In Biography
and Society, D. Bertaux, ed. pp. 289-306. Beverley Hills,
California: SAGE.


1993 Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories. Berkeley: University
of California Press.

Behar, Ruth.
1990 Rage and Redemption: Reading the Life Story of a Mexican
Marketing Woman. Feminist Studies 16(2):223-258.

1993 Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story.
Boston: Beacon Press.

Behar, R. and D. Frye.
1988 Property, Progeny, and Emotion: Family History in a Leonese
Village. Journal of Family History 13(1):13-32.

Bliss, Fran Leeper.
1980 La Partera: Story of a Midwife. Ann Arbor: University of
Michigan Press.

Burgos-Debray, Elizabeth.
1984 I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala, trans. Ann
Wright. London: Verso Editions.

Cole, Sally.
1991 Women of the Praia: Work and Lives in a Portuguese Coastal
Community. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton U.P.

Crapanzano, V.
1980 Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan. Chicago: University of Chicago

Cruikshank, K.
1990 Life Lived Like a Story. Lincoln: University of Nebraska

Knight, R.
1974 A Very Ordinary Life. Vancouver: New Star Books.

Lewis, Oscar.
1961 Children of Sanchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family. New
York: Random House.

Munson, H., Jr.
1984 The House of Si Abd Allah: The Oral History of a Moroccan
Family. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Pruitt, Ida.
1967 A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working
Woman. Standford: Stanford University Press.

Shostak, M.
1983 Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman. New York: Vintage

Simmons, L.
1942 Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian. New Haven: Yale
University Press.

Smith, M.F.
1954 Baba of Karo: A Woman of the Muslim Hausa. London: Faber and

Strobel, Margaret and Sarah Mirza.
1989 Three Swahili Women: Life Histories from Mombasa, Kenya.
Bloomington: Indiana U.P.

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