Intimate Encounters: Making Video Diaries about Embodied Everyday Life

Bates, Charlotte. 2015. Intimate Encounters: Making Video Diaries about Embodied Everyday Life. In: Charlotte Bates, ed. Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415734011 [Book Section]

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This chapter describes the process of making video diaries, from production through to presentation. Using examples from video diaries made by participants in a multi-method study of the body, illness and everyday life, the chapter shows how the video camera can be used to evoke embodied recognition through movements, textures, sounds, and aromas, and explores how such footage can illuminate seemingly mundane and ordinary, but also powerfully intimate and otherwise invisible, aspects of daily life. From action shots to quiet reflections, the range of footage draws attention to the more-than-textual and multisensual elements of video as a research method.

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Sociology > Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR)



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16 Dec 2015 15:14

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19 Apr 2016 16:47


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