Authentic representation?: Using video as counter-hegemony in participatory research with working-class women

Foster, Victoria (2009) Authentic representation?: Using video as counter-hegemony in participatory research with working-class women. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 3 (3). pp. 233-245. ISSN 1834-0806 DOI https://doi.org/10.5172/mra.3.3.233

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Abstract

This paper examines the processes and outcomes of employing video in a feminist participatory research project at a Sure Start programme in the United Kingdom. Sure Start is a government initiative targeting young children and their families in order to ameliorate health, social and educational disadvantages. The project worked with a group of poor working-class mothers who went on to produce their own visual accounts of their experiences of raising children in poverty. The paper looks at the hegemonic representations of poor working-class women in the popular media and discusses how the use of participatory video can challenge these taken-for-granted images, thus providing an 'authentic' alternative to commonly held assumptions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Sociology
Date Deposited: 14 May 2013 09:39
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/5126

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