Investigating the Self: Youth Expression With Video Surveillance Technology
The author utilized a screenplay as performance ethnography to add depth and an alternative means of conveying the stories of young Black Caribbean Franco males living in the Diaspora. The dialogue allowed the audience to witness the conflicting relationship that the youth experienced with technology (surveillance in particular) as both a source of oppression and potential source of freedom. The author posited that this freedom would lead to forgiveness (rooted Arendt’s work on vita activa) and ultimately love and conscientization (found in Freire’s work Pedagogy of the Oppressed) but can only emerge when given the space to be expressed through art, music, movement, or any nonwritten communication that did not further silence the participants.
Reading, Foundations and Technology
care of the self, critical pedagogy, forgiveness, love (care)/respect, new media technology, performance ethnography, power/control, young Black males
Jean-Charles, Alex. "Investigating the Self: Youth Expression With Video Surveillance Technology." Qualitative Inquiry 22, no. 8 (2016): 676-696.