In ethnocinematic collaboration, participants and researchers share what it means to be culturally-embedded and critical fellow-travelers, and explore their similarities and differences within evolving creative research and pedagogical approaches. Ethnocinema shares characteristics with autoethnography, drawing on culturally-embedded personal perspectives and expression, which are political and scholarly in their execution and scope. Creative methods like ethnocinema thrive in the emerging digital technological landscape, and are able to speak to global audiences through online dissemination strategies. Drawing on the principles of public pedagogy, this essay articulates in practical terms how to “do” ethnocinema and ethnovideo as a video-based creative and collaborative method.
Ethnocinema and the Vulnerable Methods of Creative Public Pedagogies
Anne Harris is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, and an interdisciplinary researcher at the intersection of cultural, sexual, and gender diversities, including the ways in which creativity, the arts, and digital media can be used for educational and social change. She is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2014–2016) researching the commodification of creativity, and a native New Yorker who has worked professionally as a playwright, teaching artist, and journalist in the United States and Australia. She is a co-editor of Australasian Review of African Studies and an associate editor of Curriculum and Pedagogy and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. She has published over 50 articles and 5 books on the arts and creativity, culture, and diversity; her latest is The Creative Turn: Toward a New Aesthetic Imaginary (Sense, 2014).
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Anne Harris; Ethnocinema and the Vulnerable Methods of Creative Public Pedagogies. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 September 2014; 3 (3): 196–217. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2014.3.3.196
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