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Main Title: Video and vision: videography of a Marian apparition
Author(s): Knoblauch, Hubert
Schnettler, Bernt
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: In this article, we sketch the field of qualitative video-analysis and locate videography within this. Instead of presenting the methods of videography formally, we illustrate the application of this method in a particular field: Marian apparitions occurring in a German town in 1999, captured live on video. The presentation of the method in this paper follows a general methodological structure. (1) We first outline the ethnographic context of the setting in which the video-recordings were made. This context includes actors, religious associations, and locations as well as some aspects of the apparitional events' historical genesis. (2) We then turn to look at the performance of the Marian vision as recorded in the video. By applying sequential analysis, we roughly identify a temporal order to the event, which exhibits an interesting deviation from earlier forms of apparitions due to the way it takes a subjectively spiritual form. This finding leads us to finally (3) address the role of the subjective perspective that, as we argue, is a further essential dimension of videography. It is on this level that we are made aware of the relevance of the life-world as a methodological background for the kind of interpretive social science that takes the actor's perspective into account.
Issue Date: 2015
Date Available: 23-Oct-2017
DDC Class: 390 Bräuche, Etikette, Folklore
Subject(s): focused ethnography
religious experience
Usage rights: Terms of German Copyright Law
Journal Title: Journal of contemporary ethnography
Publisher: Sage Publications
Publisher Place: London [u.a.]
Volume: 44
Issue: 5
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/0891241615587379
Page Start: 636
Page End: 656
EISSN: 1552-5414
ISSN: 0891-2416
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
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.
Appears in Collections:Fachgebiet Allgemeine Soziologie, insbesondere Theorie moderner Gesellschaften » Publications

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