- Ashmore, Malcolm, Katie MacMillan, & Steven D. Brown (2003). "It's A Scream: Professional Hearing and Tape Fetishism." Journal of Pragmatics, forthcoming.
- MacMillan, Katie (2003). "The Last Turn: Reflexively Analyzing Reflexive Research" In L. Finlay & B. Gough (Eds.), Doing reflexivity: a critical guide for qualitative researchers in health and social science. Blackwell Science.
- MacMillan, Katie (2002). "Narratives of social disruption: Education news in the British tabloid press." Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education. Vol 23, No 1, April.
- MacMillan, Katie (2001). "Faking, lies and hypocrisy in the press: The rhetoric of accusations and rivalry." Text, 21(3), 327-346.
- MacMillan, Katie & Derek Edwards (1999): Who killed the Princess? Description and blame in the British press, Discourse Studies 1 (2): 151-174. (Abstract)
- Edwards, Derek, Peter Golding, Dennis Howitt, Shelley McLachlan, and Katie MacMillan (1999): An audit of democracy: media monitoring, citizenship, and public policy,"�in: Kaarle Nordenstreng & Michael Griffin (eds.), International Media Monitoring, Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press, pp. 39-55.
- MacMillan, Katie & Shelley McLachlan (1999): Theory-Building with Nud.Ist: Using Computer Assisted Qualitative Analysis in a Media Case Study, Sociological Research Online 4 (2). (Abstract)
- MacMillan, K., & Edwards, D. (1998). "Designer families: A discourse analysis of fact and accountability." Journal of Sociolinguistics, 2/3, 323-345.
- MacMillan, Katie (1995). "Giving voice: The participant takes issue." Feminism &
Psychology, 5 (4), 547-552.
Reprinted in: Sue Wilkinson, Sue & Celia Kitzinger, (eds.), Representing the Other: A Feminism & Psychology Reader, London: Sage, pp. 141-146.
- Interpretive Ethnography: Ethnographic practices for the 21st century by Norman K. Denzin (Culture and Psychology 5 (1/1999).
This paper addresses the roles of taping and tapes in the arenas of academic Conversation and Discourse Analysis, and in a recent American trial of therapists which constituted a major development in the Recovered Memory/False Memory debate. Our argument is that two seemingly opposed features of the practice of hearing tapes. Tape fetishism and professional hearing are in fact interdependent. By tape fetishism we mean the treatment of the tape as a direct and evidential record of a past event, and thus as a quasi-magical time machine. Professional hearing is a trained method of hearing as developed, for example, in conversation analysis. The joint operation of these features prevents us from seeing that all hearings are mediated, and that their reports are interpretative. The paper sets out to analyze modes of mediation: the analytic glossing of voiced but non-linguistic sounds (laughing, crying, screaming) and the use of rhetorical descriptions in media reports of taped sounds.