Video ethnography

Smith, T. A. and Dunkley, R. (2021) Video ethnography. In: Von Benzon, N., Holton, M., Wilkinson, C. and Wilkinson, S. (eds.) Creative Methods for Human Geographers. SAGE Publications: London, pp. 297-308. ISBN 9781526496980

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Video ethnography is one way that researchers might investigate how adults, children and young people interact with their environment and with each other. Video produced by research participants, or ‘video ethnography’, can supply fascinating insights into these interactions, providing novel and exciting ways for geographers to better understand lived experiences which might otherwise be difficult to access. After summarising how video has typically been employed by geographers, we focus on videos produced by children, and how these give insights into how children playfully produce and perform their own multimedia identities, the cultural influences that shape that production, and children’s own analysis of outdoor spaces. This chapter will introduce you to how participant-led filming can be used in research, using the example of children in outdoor environments as a guide. The chapter provides: A critical introduction to video and video ethnography in geographical research An exploration of the methodology employed in our research Examples of children’s video ethnography in outdoor settings, and our analysis of it An activity to familiarise students with the application of video ethnography

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dunkley, Dr Ria
Authors: Smith, T. A., and Dunkley, R.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Group:CRADALL
Publisher:SAGE Publications

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