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ERIC Number: EJ950655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Keeping Wartime Memory Alive: An Oral History Project about the Wartime Memories of People with Learning Difficulties in Cumbria
Dias, John; Eardley, Malcolm; Harkness, Elizabeth; Townson, Louise; Brownlee-Chapman, Chloe; Chapman, Rohhss
Disability & Society, v27 n1 p31-49 2012
This article discusses an oral history project funded by the Heritage Lottery. It recorded the memories of eight people with learning difficulties during the Second World War in Cumbria, UK, before their personal histories were lost forever. This qualitative, inclusive research project was supported by various organisations. The process of emancipatory research is examined in relation to the main project findings. There is an accessible website exhibition linked to this article. Some difficult issues were experienced by the team, such as the ill-health and death of participants, negotiating access with gatekeepers and concerns around decision-making. Cumbria experienced limited war activity, but people's lives changed in subtle ways. This led to discussion around false/given memories; formal/informal interview processes and transcription/recording issues. The unexpected revelation of the study was the knowledge created around approaches to inclusion. (Contains 13 figures and 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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