Essays (Blogs/Journalistic)

Homecoming.  A short essay as part of Patricia Zimmerman’s Flaherty Stories series on the Robert Flaherty Documentary Film Seminar (this will eventually be published as a book chapter).  Published February 4th, 2018.

Non-fiction essay from the Music and Death Conference in Vienna, Austria hosted by Progressive Connexions: You’re Nothing: Punk and Death.  Presented December 3rd, 2017.

Book Chapters

Gracon, D. (2018). Natural’s Not In It: The Transformative Impact of Punk, DIY Media Production and Critical Pedagogy in Andrew Wood’s (Ed.) Punk Beyond Rock: Essays on The Continuing Influence of a Radical Cultural Scene, PM Press (In Progress).

Gracon, D. (2018). Through Being Cool: The Political Economy of iTunes 2003-2012 in Randy Nichol’s and Gabriela Martinez’s (Eds.) in Profit, Power, and Paucity: Janet Wasko and the Political Economy of Communication, Routledge (In Press)

Perini, J. & Gracon, D. (2013). Tough Stuff from the Buff Film and Video Tour in Miriam Paeslack’s (Ed.) Ineffably Urban: Imaging Buffalo, Ashgate Publishing.

Gracon, D. (2009). The Independent Record Store as a Site of Cultural Resistance and Anti-McDonaldization — A Case Study of The House of Records in Robert C. Sickels (Ed.) The Business of Entertainment: Popular Music, Volume 2. Praeger Publishers. Download the PDF: Gracon Publication

Video Distribution

Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records (63 min./2012) is currently distributed (both academic and consumer distribution) by Microcosm Publishing, an independent distributor of alternative media based in Portland, Oregon.


Gracon, D. (2010). Exiled Records and Over-the-Counter-Culture — A Cultural Political Economic Analysis of the Independent Record Store.  Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Oregon.


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