'Making friends with the neighbours': blogging as a research method

Olive, Rebecca (2013) 'Making friends with the neighbours': blogging as a research method. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 16 1: 71-84. doi:10.1177/1367877912441438

Author Olive, Rebecca
Title 'Making friends with the neighbours': blogging as a research method
Journal name International Journal of Cultural Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1367-8779
Publication date 2013-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1367877912441438
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 71
End page 84
Total pages 14
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
During my research about women and surfing, I have found writing a blog useful as a tool for doing research in the cultural context of surfing. More than a simply a space to increase transparency in my ethnographic research process, blogging became a method of its own. Linking ElizabethSt Pierre’s discussion of research ‘folds’ with Elspeth Probyn’s encouragement to ‘think the social through myself’, blogging helped to address feminist concerns that research remains relevant to lived cultural understandings and experiences of the women participating. Blogging also helped in developing a language and a style of writing that reflects the experiences of surfing in a culturally meaningful way, and to provide a way of locating my own subjectivity within the research space. Through blogging I have been able to keep fieldnotes and ideas alive, engaged and in exchange throughout the project, moving and shifting through both theory and culture.
Keyword Blogging
Cultural studies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print: 26 April 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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