Oral Literature in the Digital Age: Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities

Turin, Mark ; Wheeler, Claire ; Wilkinson, Eleanor (Hrsgg.)

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Thanks to ever-greater digital connectivity, interest in oral traditions has grown beyond that of researcher and research subject to include a widening pool of global users. When new publics consume, manipulate and connect with field recordings and digital cultural archives, their involvement raises important practical and ethical questions. This volume explores the political repercussions of studying marginalised languages; the role of online tools in ensuring responsible access to sensitive cultural materials; and ways of ensuring that when digital documents are created, they are not fossilized as a consequence of being archived. Fieldwork reports by linguists and anthropologists in three continents provide concrete examples of overcoming barriers—ethical, practical and conceptual—in digital documentation projects. Oral Literature in the Digital Age is an essential guide and handbook for ethnographers, field linguists, community activists, curators, archivists, librarians, and all who connect with indigenous communities in order to document and preserve oral traditions.

Document type: Book
Editors: Turin, Mark ; Wheeler, Claire ; Wilkinson, Eleanor
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Place of Publication: Cambridge
Date: 2013
Date Deposited: 19 January 2016
ISBN: 9781909254329
Number of Pages: 190
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Customs, etiquette, folklore
Controlled Subjects: Mündliche Überlieferung, Internet
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literatur, Orale Tradition, Digitales Zeitalter / Literature, Oral Tradition, Digital Age
Subject (classification): Anthropology
Countries/Regions: India
other countries
Additional Information: Turin, Mark; Wheeler, Claire and Wilkinson, Eleanor. Oral Literature in the Digital Age: Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities. UK: Open Book Publishers, 2013. The articles in this book are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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