Interviews: Some Methodological and Historiographical Issues of Oral Sources

Forthcoming (with modifications) in a volume on the Contemporary Historiography of Economics edited by Till Düppe and E. Roy Weintraub and published by Routledge

The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series

25 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2018

Date Written: January 25, 2018

Abstract

This chapter discusses the similarities and differences in the plurality of practices regarding the use of interviews by historians of economics – i.e., either the use of someone else’s interviews as sources or the use of interviews conducted by the historian for her or his work. It draws on methodological and historiographical contributions from other disciplines where the use of interviews is more systematic to characterize the practices in our discipline and to sometimes suggest further or new development.

Keywords: history of economics, history of economic thought, historiography, oral history, interviews

JEL Classification: B00, B20, B29, B30, B40

Suggested Citation

Jullien, Dorian, Interviews: Some Methodological and Historiographical Issues of Oral Sources (January 25, 2018). Forthcoming (with modifications) in a volume on the Contemporary Historiography of Economics edited by Till Düppe and E. Roy Weintraub and published by Routledge; The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3116213 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3116213

Dorian Jullien (Contact Author)

Université Côte d'Azur ( email )

France

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