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Recording Culture: Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience is the first book to explore audio documentary as a research method. Authors Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann demonstrate that audio documentary based in the practices of fieldwork 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.
Recording Culture: Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience is paired with a companion Web site at www.recordingculture.org that contains links to exemplary audio ethnographies.
1. Writing Culture and Recording Culture
2. Sonic Compositions
3. The Citizen Storyteller
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
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