Going Forward Through the World: Thinking Theoretically About First Person Perspective Digital Ethnography

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Engaging first person perspective recording as a type of digital ethnography invites the question of how we might understand the status of the knowledge it produces. To examine this question I will focus on how first person perspective camera recordings might be engaged and made analytically meaningful in disciplines where naturalistic and observational visual recording is uncommon and where the idea of producing naturalistic or optimally objective visual recordings of people’s lives is problematized. In doing so I explore the wider possibilities of these technologies for ethnographic research both beyond their existing uses and for interdisciplinary research where the images they produce might be analysed from more than one perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-252
Number of pages14
JournalIntegrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Digital ethnography
  • First person perspective
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Visual ethnography

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