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Spiral Way How the Phonograph Changed Ethnography

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ISBN-10: 1578061741

ISBN-13: 9781578061747

Edition: 1999

Authors: Erika Brady

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The invention of the cylinder phonograph at the end of the nineteenth century opened up a new world for cultural research. Indeed, Edison's talking machine became one of the basic tools of anthropology. It equipped researchers with the means of preserving folk culture orally and enabled them to investigate a wide spectrum of distinct vocal expressions in the emerging fields of anthropology and folklore.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 277
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction: "Fugitive Sound Waves," Fugitive Voices
The Talking Machine: A Marvelous Inevitability
A Magic Speaking Object: Early Patterns of Response to the Phonograph
Collectors and the Phonograph: "Save, Save the Lore!"
Performers and the Phonograph: The Box That Got the Flourishes
A Spiral Way: Bringing the Voices Home