Karaoke Nights

An Ethnographic Rhapsody

Author: Rob Drew

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759100473

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

View: 3356

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

Autoethnography, Literature, and Aesthetics

Author: Arthur P. Bochner,Carolyn Ellis

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759101296

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 8103

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

A Methodological Novel about Autoethnography

Author: Carolyn Ellis

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759100519

Category: Education

Page: 427

View: 3224

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.

A Methodology of the Heart

Evoking Academic and Daily Life

Author: Ronald J. Pelias

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759115575

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 743

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.

Torch singing

performing resistance and desire from Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf

Author: Stacy Linn Holman Jones

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: 9780759106581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

View: 413

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.

In search of Naunny's grave

age, class, gender, and ethnicity in an American family

Author: Nick Trujillo

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 9424

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.

Life Online

Researching Real Experience in Virtual Space

Author: Annette N. Markham

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0761990313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 6531

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

Author: Carol Cutler Riddick,Ruth V. Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Leisure

Page: 431

View: 7755

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

Social and Collaborative Aspects of Music Consumption Technologies

Author: Kenton O'Hara,Barry Brown

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402040313

Category: Computers

Page: 311

View: 1120

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

Author: Kathryn Millard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137319100

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 6016

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.

Recollecting Resonances

Indonesian-Dutch Musical Encounters

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004258590

Category: Music

Page: 366

View: 1076

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.

Don't Stop Believin'

How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life

Author: Brian Raftery

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786727209

Category: Music

Page: 232

View: 9462

Armed with a keen eye and a terrible singing voice, writer Brian Raftery sets out across the globe, tracing karaoke's evolution from cult fad to multi-million dollar phenomenon. In Japan, he meets Daisuke Inoue, the godfather of karaoke; in Thailand, he follows a group of Americans hoping to win the Karaoke World Championships; and in New York City, he hangs out backstage with the world's longest-running heavy-metal karaoke band. Along the way, Raftery chronicles his own time as an obsessive karaoke fan, recalling a life's worth of noisy relationships and poor song choices, and analyzing the karaoke-bar merits of such artists as Prince, Bob Dylan and Fugazi. Part cultural history, part memoir, Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life is a hilarious and densely reported look at the liberating effects of a good sing-along.

Music Business and the Experience Economy

The Australasian Case

Author: Peter Tschmuck,Philip Pearce,Steven Campbell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642278976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 3220

Music Business and the Experience Economy is the first book on the music business in Australasia from an academic perspective. In a cross-disciplinary approach, the contributions deal with a wide-range of topics concerning the production, distribution and consumption of music in the digital age. The interrelationship of legal, aesthetic and economic aspects in the production of music in Australasia is also highlighted as well as the emergence of new business models, the role of P2P file sharing, and the live music sector. In addition, the impact of the digital revolution on music experience and valuation, the role of music for tourism and for branding, and last but not least the developments of higher music education, are discussed from different perspectives.

Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research

An Introduction

Author: Laura L. Ellingson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412959063

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 5170

Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research, the first "how to" book to both explain and demonstrate crystallization methodology, offers a framework for blending grounded theory and other social scientific analyses with creative representations of data, such as narratives, poetry, and film. Author Laura L. Ellingson explores relevant epistemological questions that arise when crossing methodological boundaries, provides detailed steps for design and planning, offers guidelines for improving both social scientific and creative/artistic writing, and suggests strategies for targeting publication outlets for multigenre representations.

Women and the Media in Asia

The Precarious Self

Author: Youna Kim

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230292720

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 7332

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.

Hit Me with Your Best Shot!

The Ultimate Guide to Karaoke Domination

Author: Raina Lee

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811861403

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 8453

When karaoke calls, get ready to steal the show. Karaoke Queen Raina Lee helps beginners and veterans conquer stage fright, pick songs to showcase vocal talent (or disguise a lack thereof), and master their moves (mic twirls, Mick Jagger kicks, etc.). She turns what can be a terrifying social rite of passage into a party no one wants to miss. With lists of the best songs for all occasions, advice from World Karaoke Champions, awesome hand-drawn typography and illustrations, plus party scene snapshots of people singing their hearts out, this pocket-size resource will turn up the volume on happy hour. Rock on.

Culture and Everyday Life

Author: Andy Bennett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446225879

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 3998

'Bennett provides a well organized, very readable and interesting discussion of a number of significant everyday cultural forms and I am confident student readers will find the book very valuable' - Barry Smart, University of Portsmouth Culture and Everyday Life provides students with a comprehensive overview of theoretical models, issues and examples of contemporary cultural practice. Bennett begins by summarising and situating - in everyday settings - the key theoretical models applied in the study of existing cultural practices. This entails a systematic study of how academic thinking about mass culture has changed, from critical accounts of early mass cultural theorists to radical postmodernist critiques of mass cultural accounts and to 'the cultural turn', which explored how various social identities are culturally constructed. Following this are themed chapters that cover a particular aspect of late modern culture, such as media, music, fashion, tourism and counter-cultural ideologies and movements. In each case a comprehensive literature review is provided and its theoretical and empirical relevance to our understanding of the relationship between culture and everyday life in contemporary society is explained. Lucid, meticulous and illustrated with a host of examples, this is a superb text for teaching and research in the Sociology of Culture and Cultural Studies.

Oh Boy!

Masculinities and Popular Music

Author: Freya Jarman-Ivens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135866619

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 1117

From Muddy Waters to Mick Jagger, Elvis to Freddie Mercury, Jeff Buckley to Justin Timberlake, masculinity in popular music has been an issue explored by performers, critics, and audiences. From the dominance of the blues singer over his "woman" to the sensitive singer/songwriter, popular music artists have adopted various gendered personae in a search for new forms of expression. Sometimes these roles shift as the singer ages, attitudes change, or new challenges on the pop scene arise; other times, the persona hardens into a shell-like mask that the performer struggles to escape. Oh Boy! Masculinities and Popular Music is the first serious study of how forms of masculinity are negotiated, constructed, represented and addressed across a range of popular music texts and practices. Written by a group of internationally recognized popular music scholars—including Sheila Whiteley, Richard Middleton, and Judith Halberstam—these essays study the concept of masculinity in performance and appearance, and how both male and female artists have engaged with notions of masculinity in popular music.

Performing Rites

On the Value of Popular Music

Author: Simon Frith

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674661967

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 3951

In "Performing Rites," one of the most influential writers on popular music asks what we talk about when we talk about music. Instead of dismissing emotional response and personal taste as inaccessible to the academic critic, Simon Frith takes these forms of engagement as his subject--and discloses their place at the very center of the aesthetics that structure our culture and color our lives.