Presentation Title

Ethnographic Storytelling: Sharing an Armenian Tradition through Collaborative Digital Media

Abstract

This research is being conducted to investigate the potential of ethnography to generate knowledge informed by community-centered storytelling and participation. Collaborative ethnographic methods are used to create a short multimedia video of the Madagh, an Armenian cultural tradition in Racine, Wisconsin. The purpose of this project is to produce media content that will foster appreciation and engagement across audiences using methods that empower communities to sustain and clarify their cultural values and practices. This research follows two threads: the first explores how Armenian identity and belonging conceptualized and expressed by Racine, Wisconsin's diasporic Armenian community through the Madagh tradition in an ethnographic video. The second examines whether visual ethnography furthers the values and methodology of collaborative ethnography in a reflexive paper.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Luis Vivanco

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Arts and Sciences

Program/Major

Anthropology

Primary Research Category

Social Sciences

Secondary Research Category

Arts & Humanities

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Ethnographic Storytelling: Sharing an Armenian Tradition through Collaborative Digital Media

This research is being conducted to investigate the potential of ethnography to generate knowledge informed by community-centered storytelling and participation. Collaborative ethnographic methods are used to create a short multimedia video of the Madagh, an Armenian cultural tradition in Racine, Wisconsin. The purpose of this project is to produce media content that will foster appreciation and engagement across audiences using methods that empower communities to sustain and clarify their cultural values and practices. This research follows two threads: the first explores how Armenian identity and belonging conceptualized and expressed by Racine, Wisconsin's diasporic Armenian community through the Madagh tradition in an ethnographic video. The second examines whether visual ethnography furthers the values and methodology of collaborative ethnography in a reflexive paper.