Interviewing Women of High “Echelon”, Is It Contradiction in Terms?



This article deals with issues of narrative, subjectivity and experience concerning the life histories of the women of high “echelon”. Despite the fact that oral history gained a widespread legitimacy in academic field, oral account of the elites remains an unproblematicized matter which requires enquires with respect to potential methodological and theoretical contribution it may offer. Therefore, in the framework of possibilities provided with feminist analysis of social power and feminist methodological approaches, considering the oral account of women of high “echelon” has the potential for generating a comprehensive understanding related to gender. Besides, that provides the researchers with the opportunity to evaluate the use and the value of oral account in social sciences.

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Elites; Life History; Narrative; Subjectivity; Experience

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