Arias, J., "Teaching Ethnography: Reading the World and Developing Student Agency," The English Journal, 97 (July, 2008), 92-97.
Cooper, Chris. Matewan. DVD. Directed by John Sayles. New York: October Films, 1987.
Foundas, Scott. "Louisiana Story | FilmComment." Louisiana Story. May-June 2012. Web. 24 July 2014.
Gaventa, John. Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1980.
Ostensibly an undergraduate sociology text, Gaventa's ethnography of Appalachian coal mining communities is a natural fit as companion-piece to Sayles' film. This text may also be used with Granik's Winter's Bone to help students understand the lack of opportunities in rural mountain communities that lead to Ree's predicament.
Glesne, Corrine, Becoming Qualitative Researchers: An Introduction. New York: Longman, 1999.
This somewhat obscure academic text is recommended for teachers wishing to facilitate student-led ethnography projects. It is rather dense although it runs less than two hundred pages. This text is particularly useful in its explanations of and methods for developing both research and interview questions.
Killer of Sheep, DVD. Directed by Charles Burnett. New York: Milestone Films, 1977.
This film was finally released thirty years after its completion due to the amount of money required to secure the music rights. It was shot on a budget of $10,000 and was director Burnett's MFA thesis project at UCLA. The film may be considered challenging for some students as it is black and white and employs a non-traditional narrative structure devoid of plot arcs etc. Vividly depicts life in Watts during the 1970s. Parallels may be made to The Jungle as both include insight into the working conditions in the meatpacking industry.
Lawrence, Jennifer and John Hawkes. Winter's Bone. Directed by Deborah Granik. Roadshow Pictures, 2010.
Leimbacher, Irina, "The World Made Flesh: The Sensory Ethnography Lab: Toward a Post-Humanist Cinema," Film Comment 50 (March/April, 2014); 36-39.
Lindo, Delroy and Alfre Woodard. Crooklyn. DVD. Directed by Spike Lee. Los Angeles: Universal, 1994.
Neufeld, Josh. A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge. New York: Pantheon Books, 2009.
"Presenter Tips." PechaKucha New Haven. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 July 2014.
"Post Navigation." ProfHacker Challenging the Presentation Paradigm in 6 Minutes 40 Seconds Pecha Kucha Comments. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 Nov. 2009. Web. 22 July 2014.
Scheller, Melanie, "On the Meaning of Plumbing and Poverty."
Wallis, Quvenzahne and Dwight Henry. Beasts of the Southern Wild. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Los Angeles: Fox Searchlight, 2012.
Washington, Denzel, and Angela Bassett. Malcolm X. DVD. Directed by Spike Lee. Los Angeles: Warner Brothers, 1992.
"What Is Nhv.Org All About?" Http://nhvorg.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-is-nhvorg-all-about.html. Stereomedia, June, 2014. Web.