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Radio Silence

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003933/00001

Material Information

Title: Radio Silence Paradoxes in Audioethnography at Tallevast, FL
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Greenspan, Sam
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Tallevast
Radio
Race
Environmental Racism
Audioethnography
Ethnography
Ethnographic Silence
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Anthropologists are familiar with visual imagery as a subject and as a mode of representation. This thesis explores the medium of sound as an alternative means of ethnographic representation. I posit that anthropologists may realize similarities between documentary radio and traditional ethnography in order to create a practice of what I refer to as 'audioethnography'. I examine how the politics of listenership allow for an audience to gain access into ethnographic settings that are not attainable through written, visual, or audiovisual media. Furthermore, specific qualities of aural media afford unique opportunities for social justice work for marginalized peoples, especially for those who suffer from image-based discrimination (e.g. racism). The case study is Tallevast, a century-old predominantly African-American community in Manatee County, Florida. Tallevast residents became victims of environmental racism when a beryllium processing facility in Tallevast contaminated their drinking water, which has resulted in illness and death among members of the Tallevast community. Various factors prevented the audio work from being made, and I address the paradox of offering Tallevast the opportunity to give voice to their story, only to find my intentions met with silence.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sam Greenspan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Baram, Uzi

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 G8
System ID: NCFE003933:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003933/00001

Material Information

Title: Radio Silence Paradoxes in Audioethnography at Tallevast, FL
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Greenspan, Sam
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Tallevast
Radio
Race
Environmental Racism
Audioethnography
Ethnography
Ethnographic Silence
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Anthropologists are familiar with visual imagery as a subject and as a mode of representation. This thesis explores the medium of sound as an alternative means of ethnographic representation. I posit that anthropologists may realize similarities between documentary radio and traditional ethnography in order to create a practice of what I refer to as 'audioethnography'. I examine how the politics of listenership allow for an audience to gain access into ethnographic settings that are not attainable through written, visual, or audiovisual media. Furthermore, specific qualities of aural media afford unique opportunities for social justice work for marginalized peoples, especially for those who suffer from image-based discrimination (e.g. racism). The case study is Tallevast, a century-old predominantly African-American community in Manatee County, Florida. Tallevast residents became victims of environmental racism when a beryllium processing facility in Tallevast contaminated their drinking water, which has resulted in illness and death among members of the Tallevast community. Various factors prevented the audio work from being made, and I address the paradox of offering Tallevast the opportunity to give voice to their story, only to find my intentions met with silence.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sam Greenspan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Baram, Uzi

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 G8
System ID: NCFE003933:00001

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