Karaoke Nights: An Ethnographic Rhapsody (Ethnographic Alternatives Series)

Karaoke Nights: An Ethnographic Rhapsody (Ethnographic Alternatives Series)

By: Rob Drew (author)Hardback

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Karaoke creates its own culture, while reflecting much about the wider culture and the place of popular music as a media form. Its complexities and nuances make karaoke a marvelous ethnographic subject, and Rob Drew is compelling in his experience and understanding. Karaoke Nights is both a keen 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.

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Rob Drew teaches communication at Saginaw Valley State University. His research interests include ethnography, popular music, and media audiences.


Prologue: Give It a Shot Chapter 1: Karaoke Stateside Chapter 2: What Would You Think if I Sang Out of Tune? Chapter 3: Singing the Self Chapter 4: Relating in the Limelight Chapter 5: The Authority Song Chapter 6: Good, Old Karaoke Notes

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780759100466
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780759100466
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 0759100462

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