Karaoke Nights: An Ethnographic Rhapsody (Ethnographic Alternatives)
By: Rob Drew (author)Paperback
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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.
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
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