ERIC Number: ED240456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-19
Reference Count: 0
Academic Oral History: Life Review in Spite of Itself.
The process and content of the life review should not be separated from the creation of an oral history. Several projects, undertaken at the University of Louisville Oral History Center, support the therapeutic aspects of reminiscence. The dichotomy between oral history, as an historical database, and life review, as a therapeutic exercise, breaks down in actual practice. Each exercise contributes to the others' function. In the 31 oral histories taken at the Louisville Courier Journal and the 44 oral histories taken at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, both individual and group life reviews were at work. The participants reviewed their own life cycles and the life cycle of their employing companies. In both oral history and life review, the process and product can be useful to historians and gerontologists. (BL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Life Review
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (36th, San Francisco, CA, November 17-22, 1983).