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Main Title: Video Analysis and Ethnographic Knowledge: An Empirical Study of Video Analysis Practices
Author(s): Meier zu Verl, Christian
Tuma, René
Type: Article
Abstract: This paper discusses the practical foundations of ethnographically informed video analysis by investigating empirically one of the core activities of video research in sociology: the video data session. Most discussions are shaped by methodological considerations, little is known however about actual video analysis practices. By making these practices itself an object of analysis, we do show how interpretation is a social and communicative activity. In doing so, we highlight different forms of knowledge that are a resource for and topic of ethnography and video analysis. To frame our argument, we discuss the current methodological discourse on videography. Subsequently, we focus on empirical video data from video data sessions of a research network in order to discover the details of video analysis practices. We conclude this paper by highlighting our empirical findings: Video analysis is carried out communicatively by labelling knowledge, creating quotable objects through bodily reenactments, translating professional knowledge, and reassessing irritations.
Subject(s): ethnography
video analysis
data session
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2021
Date Available: 12-Jan-2021
Language Code: en
DDC Class: 301 Soziologie, Anthropologie
Journal Title: Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Publisher: SAGE
Volume: 50
Issue: 1
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/0891241620973716
Page Start: 120
Page End: 144
EISSN: 1552-5414
ISSN: 0891-2416
Notes: This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
TU Affiliation(s): Fak. 6 Planen Bauen Umwelt » Inst. Soziologie » FG Allgemeine Soziologie, insbesondere Theorie moderner Gesellschaften
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