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The Resource Immersion : a writer's guide to going deep, Ted Conover

Immersion : a writer's guide to going deep, Ted Conover

Label
Immersion : a writer's guide to going deep
Title
Immersion
Title remainder
a writer's guide to going deep
Statement of responsibility
Ted Conover
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA. His books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, have made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting. In immersion reporting--a literary cousin to ethnography, travel writing, and memoir--the writer fully steps into a new world or culture, participating in its trials, rites, and rituals as a member of the group. The end results of these firsthand experiences are familiar to us from bestsellers such as Nickel and Dimed and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. But in a world of wary strangers, where does one begin? Conover distills decades of knowledge into an accessible resource aimed at writers of all levels. He covers how to "get into" a community, how to conduct oneself once inside, and how to shape and structure the stories that emerge. Conover is also forthright about the ethics and consequences of immersion reporting, preparing writers for the surprises that often surface when their piece becomes public. Throughout, Conover shares anecdotes from his own experiences as well as from other well-known writers in this genre, including Alex Kotlowitz, Anne Fadiman, and Sebastian Junger. It's a deep-in-the-trenches book that all aspiring immersion writers should have in hand as they take that first leap into another world." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conover, Ted
Dewey number
808.02
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3377.5.R45
LC item number
C66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
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  • Reportage literature
  • Participant observation
  • Investigative reporting
  • Creative nonfiction
Label
Immersion : a writer's guide to going deep, Ted Conover
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why immerse? -- Choosing a subject and gaining access -- Once inside -- Undercover: moving beyond stunt -- Writing it -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn945028602
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9780226113067
Lccn
2016015885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226113067
  • (OCoLC)945028602
Label
Immersion : a writer's guide to going deep, Ted Conover
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why immerse? -- Choosing a subject and gaining access -- Once inside -- Undercover: moving beyond stunt -- Writing it -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn945028602
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9780226113067
Lccn
2016015885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226113067
  • (OCoLC)945028602

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