Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMaclean, M
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, C
dc.contributor.authorStringfellow, L
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-15T10:58:32Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relevance of employing an oral history method and narrative interview techniques for business historians. We explore the use of oral history interviews as a means of capturing the expression of subjective experience in narrative and metaphor. We do so by analysing interviews concerning the transition of East German identities following reunification with West Germany. Self-expression emerges as critical to the vital identity work required for social integration following transformation, metaphor providing a means of articulating deep-rooted patterns of thought. We demonstrate that employing an oral history methodology can benefit business historians by affording access to the human dimension of a research project, unlocking the subjective understanding of experience by low-power actors among the non-hegemonic classes. Hence, employing an oral history methodology provides a valuable means of countering narrative imperialism, exemplified here by the dominant West German success story grounded in Western-style individual freedom.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2016.1223048
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00076791.2016.1223048
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/23011
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonPublisher Policyen_GB
dc.subjectCollective Memoryen_GB
dc.subjectIdentityen_GB
dc.subjectMetaphoren_GB
dc.subjectNarrativeen_GB
dc.subjectOral historyen_GB
dc.subjectTransitionen_GB
dc.titleNarrative, metaphor and the subjective understanding of identity transitionen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1743-7938
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from the publisher via the DOI in this record.
dc.identifier.journalBusiness Historyen_GB


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record