Folkloristics' attention to identity and narrative (and the relationship between the two) provide useful tools for analyzing, critiquing, and even determining different forms of political and social discourse that impact policy, personal means of identification, and perceptions of the qOther.q In my dissertation I examine how folklore theories and approaches can inform applied/activist research when storytelling becomes a conscious and political activity. Specifically I explore through participant observation how documentary film production can be used as a form of qcounterstoryq as defined by critical race theorists to challenge deficit-based constructions of the Other. I argue that the collection methods and analytical tools developed by folklorists can indeed inform a critical reading of the world that can be useful for deconstructing normalized power structures and internalized racism.aYoua#39;ll be able to create your own video documentary about topics that you feel are important, a we told them. aWea#39;ll teach you how to use the equipment, show you how to use cameras and edit, but you choose what you want to focus on, whatanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Journey Against the Tides: Documentary Film Production as Critical Pedagogical Practice and Counterstory|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|