Walking with video

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In this article the author discusses the idea of ‘walking with video’ as a phenomenological research method that attends to sensorial elements of human experience and placemaking. As a simple method this means walking with and video-recording research participants as they experience, tell and show their material, immaterial and social environments in personally, socially and culturally specific ways. Her aims are twofold. First, in relation to recent anthropological work on sensory experience and on walking, she articulates the theoretical and methodological basis for this idea; why is it that walking with another person should allow researchers to learn empathetically about their experiences? Second, in relation to established and recent work in visual anthropology, she discusses how the integration of video into this method can serve as a catalyst for creating ethnographic understandings of other people’s experiences, and representing these experiences to a wider audience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-252
Number of pages13
JournalVisual Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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