Surfing together: exploring the potential of a collaborative ethnographic moment

Olive, Rebecca , Thorpe, Holly , Roy, Georgina , Nemani, Mihi , lisahunter, Wheaton, Belinda and Humberstone, Barbara (2016). Surfing together: exploring the potential of a collaborative ethnographic moment. In Women in action sport cultures: power, identity and experience (pp. 45-68) London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-45797-4


Author Olive, Rebecca
Thorpe, Holly
Roy, Georgina
Nemani, Mihi
lisahunter
Wheaton, Belinda
Humberstone, Barbara
Title of chapter Surfing together: exploring the potential of a collaborative ethnographic moment
Title of book Women in action sport cultures: power, identity and experience
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-45797-4
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Chapter number 3
Start page 45
End page 68
Total pages 24
Total chapters 17
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary With ethnographic methods key for action sport researchers, many are approaching the field with pre-existing cultural participation, knowledge and relationships. The complexities of researching from an “insider” perspective have inspired debates amongst scholars about validity, reflexivity and power in action sports cultures, as well as in research methods. Addressing issues of reflexivity in subjective and analytical isolation is difficult. This chapter discusses a collaborative research ‘moment’ in which seven researchers took part in the same ethnographic field visit to a surfbreak. In an exploratory way, the project sought to explore the potential of collaborative approaches to fieldwork for accessing multiple geographical and subjective perspectives in the field. This chapter focuses on the ‘dynamic tensions’ that emerged through the research process, and how these were productive in revealing difficult to locate and invisible positionalities that may impact our capacity to make sense and meaning of our observations and experiences as participants, observers and researcher’s.
Keyword Feminist
Collaborative reserach
Ethnography
Surfing
Action sports
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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