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Karaoke Nights

Karaoke Nights Author Rob Drew
ISBN-10 0759100470
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 151
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States that karaoke creates its own culture, while reflecting much about the wider culture and the place of popular music as a media form. This book presents an observation on the external behavior of deejays, performers, and audience and an intimate portrait of the emotional rollercoaster that is the internal life of a karaoke singer.

Ethnographically Speaking

Ethnographically Speaking Author Arthur P. Bochner
ISBN-10 0759101299
Release 2002
Pages 412
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This volume presents explorations in the literary turn in ethnographic work. Drawing from a range of disciplines, such as sociology, philosophy, psychology and English, the author demonstrates the ways in which ethnography can be effectively expressed.

The Ethnographic I

The Ethnographic I Author Carolyn Ellis
ISBN-10 9780759100510
Release 2004
Pages 427
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Carolyn Ellis, the leading proponent of autoethnography, weaves both methodological advice and her own personal stories into an intriguing narrative about a fictional graduate course she instructs. Through Ellis's interactions with her students, you are given useful strategies for conducting a study, including the need for introspection, the struggles of the budding ethnographic writer, the practical problems in explaining results of this method to outsiders, and the moral and ethical issues that get raised in this intimate form of research.

Standing Ovation

Standing Ovation Author Ross E. Gray
ISBN-10 0759101469
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 195
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A case study in performance ethnography in which focus group transcripts become the basis for a stage presentation about women with breast cancer.

The Time at Darwin s Reef

The Time at Darwin s Reef Author Ivan A. Brady
ISBN-10 0759103364
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 134
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The Time at Darwin's Reef is primarily a book of storytelling through mixed genres verse, prose, and painting. Brady's work is designed to draw out key dimensions of the poetics of anthropology and history embedded in creative writing in the mix and on the margins of verse and prose, painting and writing, fiction and fact to revisit the sometimes academically resistant idea that there is more than one way to say (and therefore to see) things. This is a poetic exploration of themes encountered in the academy's attempts to explicate reality, including travel through various cultures, times, and circumstances. The goal of this unique book is both analytic and aesthetic. It is also humanistic: a commentary on the human condition, of being and not being in a cross-cultural world. It will be of immediate interest to poets and writers who wish to explore anthropological poetics, to ethnographers and teachers of ethnographic method, and to instructors and students in creative and experimental writing."

Torch Singing

Torch Singing Author Stacy Holman Jones
ISBN-10 9780759113756
Release 2007-07-08
Pages 228
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With an ethnographer's eye, Stacy Holman Jones provides a cultural critique of torch singing—describing the genre as a rich drama of passiveness, deception, desire, and resistance.

Performing Femininity

Performing Femininity Author Lesa Lockford
ISBN-10 9780759115323
Release 2004-09-20
Pages 208
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Humorous yet touching, Performing Femininity challenges traditional and feminist perspectives on gender. As 'a woman whose brand of feminism is suspect,' Lesa Lockford places herself in the most shameful, the most abject circumstances: an image obsessed weight-watcher, an exotic dancer, and a theatrical performer. By exposing herself to the abject, she reclaims her body's symbolic value from society. This experimental autoethnography provides a provocative model to the ethnographer and rewards the student of gender studies with a rare perspective.

A Methodology of the Heart

A Methodology of the Heart Author Ronald J. Pelias
ISBN-10 9780759115576
Release 2004-06-03
Pages 182
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Education without ethics, without sentiments, without heart, is simply soulless, factual academics and nothing more. In his array of authentic essays, Ronald J. Pelias poetically evokes the spiritual aspects of life in a seemingly dispassionate field—the academy. A Methodology of the Heart presents a procession of situational compositions confronting matters such as family relationships, student/teacher communications, and general life at the university. In his comical yet candid book, Pelias depicts the emotional battle for understanding and honesty within the conventional boundaries of higher education. It introduces such subjects as autoethnography, autobiography, personal narratives, memoir, creative non-fiction, and performative writing. It is absolutely a crucial addition to all book collectors with autoethnographic or communication interests as well as to the general reader attracted to daily life and higher education.

In search of Naunny s grave

In search of Naunny s grave Author Nick Trujillo
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061098078
Release 2004-02-28
Pages 214
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Elsie Martinez Trujillo Alcaraz, 'Naunny' to her grandson and communication scholar Nick Trujillo, was a working class woman, daughter of New Mexico Hispanos, and eventually the resident of a Los Angeles nursing home. She becomes the focal point for Trujillo's experimental ethnography of family relations, aging, and ethnic identity throughout the twentieth century. Collecting narratives of his grandmother's life, Trujillo learns how family members use stories to define the family's sense of itself and create collective views on intergenerational relations, social history, gender, class, and ethnicity. Through these stories, family photos, and his own recollections, supplemented with Elsie's letters and journal entries, the author is able to explore topics often ignored in life histories of the elderly--sexuality, body image, eating disorders, marital discord, mobility patterns, racial prejudice, and interactions with the health care system. Trujillo's presentation brings Naunny's humor, liveliness, and generosity alive for scholars and students alike and provides a vivid portrait of being Hispanic and female in the 20th century American west.

The Karaoke Singer s Guide to Self Defense

The Karaoke Singer s Guide to Self Defense Author Tim Kinsella
ISBN-10 0983186308
Release 2011-09
Pages 370
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Reunited for a funeral and leery of one another, a family compares splintered memories. Will bathes his grandmother. Mel gives her wig a haircut. Norman is not prepared to take over his father’s club. Jesse has never known how old he is. They each cope with limited options and murky desires. An irreducible collage, as intuitive as it is formal, The Karaoke Singer's Guide to Self-Defense drifts between story lines and perspectives. Long bus rides through a post-industrial Gothic Midwest, Classic Rock, and compulsive brawls hum a requiem for the late night life of Stone Claw Grove.

Life Online

Life Online Author Annette N. Markham
ISBN-10 9780761990314
Release 1998
Pages 246
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Alienating for some, yet most intimate and real for others, emerging communications technologies are creating a varied array of cyberspace experiences. Nowhere are the new and old more intertwined, as familiar narratives of the past and radical visions of the future inform our attempts to assess the impact of cyberspace on self and society. Amidst the dizzying pace of technological innovation, Annette N. Markham embarks on a unique, ethnographic approach to understanding internet users by immersing herself in on-line reality. The result is an engrossing narrative as well as a theoretically engaging journey. A cast of characters, the reflexive author among them, emerge from Markham's interviews and research to depict the complexity and diversity of internet realities. While cyberspace is hyped as a disembodied cultural arena where physical reality can be transcended, Markham finds that to understand how people experience the internet, she must learn how to be embodied there a process of acculturation and immersion which is not so different from other anthropological projects of cross-cultural understanding. Both new and not-so-new, cyberspace provides a context in which we can ask new sorts of questions about all cultural experience."

Research in Recreation Parks Sport and Tourism

Research in Recreation  Parks  Sport  and Tourism Author Carol Cutler Riddick
ISBN-10 PSU:000065197967
Release 2008
Pages 431
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This book will provide you with the basic practices and techniques required to carry out and monitor a small-scale research investigation. This new edition has the following New Learning Features: The writing and presentation styles have been dramatically altered in the new edition. Each chapter now leads off with an orientation outline and relevant quote. Furthermore, as a trigger device, important words and concepts are bolded and italicised. Six new "feature boxes" have also been added: Case Study illustrates a point by citing research or a real world example; Something to Remember underscores an important point; Idea provides straightforward, practical, "how to" advice; Your Research presents an opportunity for applying chapter materials to planning your own research project; Review and Discussion Questions assists in determining mastery of chapter content; Exercises contain activities that complement and expand upon chapter material.

Consuming Music Together

Consuming Music Together Author Kenton O'Hara
ISBN-10 1402040318
Release 2006-01-09
Pages 311
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Listening to, buying and sharing music is an immensely important part of everyday life. Yet recent technological developments are increasingly changing how we use and consume music. This book collects together the most recent studies of music consumption, and new developments in music technology. It combines the perspectives of both social scientists and technology designers, uncovering how new music technologies are actually being used, along with discussions of new music technologies still in development. With a specific focus on the social nature of music, the book breaks new ground in bringing together discussions of both the social and technological aspects of music use. Chapters cover topics such as the use of the iPod, music technologies which encourage social interaction in public places, and music sharing on the internet. A valuable collection for anyone concerned with the future of music technology, this book will be of particular interest to those designing new music technologies, those working in the music industry, along with students of music and new technology.

Screenwriting in a Digital Era

Screenwriting in a Digital Era Author Kathryn Millard
ISBN-10 9781137319104
Release 2014-03-07
Pages 232
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Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe, and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital environment.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Author Ruth M. Stone
ISBN-10 9781351544351
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 868
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Explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years-a subject usually neglected in country-by-country coverage emphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike studies that offer static interpretations isolated from other performing traditions presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of diverse national origins-African, Asian, European, and American Charts the flow and influence of music. The Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that followed the movement of people and ideas across the continent, including: cross-regional musical influences throughout Africa * Islam and its effect on African music * spread of guitar music * Kru mariners of Liberia * Latin American influences on African music * musical interchanges in local contexts * crossovers between popular and traditional practices. Audio CD included. Also includes nine maps and 96 music examples.

Women and the Media in Asia

Women and the Media in Asia Author Youna Kim
ISBN-10 9780230292727
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 258
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At a time of significant change in the precarious world of female individualization, this collection explores such phenomena by critically incorporating the parameters of popular media culture into the overarching paradigm of gender relations, economics and politics of everyday life.

Recollecting Resonances

Recollecting Resonances Author
ISBN-10 9789004258594
Release 2013-10-04
Pages 366
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Over time Dutch and Indonesian musicians have inspired each other and they continue to do so. Recollecting Resonances offers a way of studying these musical encounters and a mutual heritage one today still can listen to.