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Recording Culture
Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience



September 2008 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Recording Culture holds up audio documentary as a premiere form of qualitative research which can serve as an inventive method of storytelling. Based in the practices of fieldwork, audio documentary increases the potential for researchers to reach academic and popular audiences and work collaboratively with people in the pursuit and representation of knowledge and experience. This volume not only explores the methodological issues related to audio documentary, it also provides readers with practical guidance on how to produce their own audio projects.This book is an ideal supplement for courses with titles such as Audio Documentary, Ethnography, Fieldwork, and Qualitative Methods. Instructors could easily use the text to guide students through the audio documentary process, enabling them to do ethnography using technology at a relatively lost cost.
 
INTRODUCTION
 
1. Writing Culture and Recording Culture
 
2. Sonic Compositions
 
3. The Citizen Storyteller
 
APPENDIX

Recommended this text for geography students (Ma.) is a class about social media geography. Gave some valuable background information and helped to prepare my students for upcoming classes, like "geographic documentation".

Dr Torsten Wißmann
Institute of Geography, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
August 25, 2012

This book is a valuable addition to the books available in the context of audio within the creative industries.

Ms Deborah Dickinson
Creative Industries, City University
May 22, 2012

perfect fieldwork guide and probably the best ethnographic manual for audio work within the field.

Dr Stefan Zimmermann
Geography, University of Osnabruck
November 15, 2011

This concise textbook admirably combines theoretical reflection and plentiful practical advice for undertaking audio research. The level at which the discussion is pitched is certainly suitable for latter stage undergraduates. I like that the authors emphasise and explain the contribution audio documentary can make to an activist mode of research. However, the specialist nature of the research methods dealt with mean that I cannot recommend it as a key course text. The book will be of most use to my students as an introduction to less frequently used ethnographic methods incorporating sound.

Dr Patrick Turner
Department of Education, London Metropolitan University
May 6, 2011

Provides some useful background for individuals investigating paractice.

Jane Jackson
Educational Psychology , The Open University
September 6, 2010

Excellent book for advanced qual

Anna Wilson
Education Dept, Chapman University - Orange
October 26, 2009

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Daniel Makagon

Daniel Makagon, Ph.D. specializes in urban communication, cultural studies, ethnography, media criticism, and the study of community. His first book, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square, was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2004. Makagon's published articles on guerrilla art, cultural disruption, democracy, and urban life have appeared in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, Southern Communication Journal, Text & Performance Quarterly, and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. He has won publication awards from the Urban Communication Foundation, the National Communication Association’s Ethnography... More About Author

Mark Neumann

Mark Neumann, Ph.D. is the founder and Director of DocumentaryWorks.org. He also serves as Director and Professor at the Northern Arizona University’s School of Communication. Neumann’s research interests include urban culture, travel and leisure, and cultural memory. He is conducting extensive research on amateur film at the Northeast Historical Film Archive in Bucksport, Maine. Neumann’s first book On The Rim: Looking for the Grand Canyon was published by University of Minnesota Press in 1999. His work has also appeared in the following journals: The Moving Image, Symbolic Interaction, Consumption and Society, Visual Sociology, Cultural... More About Author

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