Does It Matter If She Cried? Recording Emotion and the Australian Generations Oral History Project

@article{Holmes2017DoesIM,
  title={Does It Matter If She Cried? Recording Emotion and the Australian Generations Oral History Project},
  author={K. Holmes},
  journal={The Oral History Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={44},
  pages={56 - 76}
}
  • K. Holmes
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • The Oral History Review
Oral historians are regularly faced with interviewees who express distressing emotions while recalling past events. How do we interpret these emotions? What is their historical meaning? This article draws on discussions within the history of emotions and oral history literature to examine these questions. It looks closely at an interview conducted for the Australian Generations Oral History Project and argues that in order to understand the expression of emotion in oral history interviews we… Expand
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