Contesting Space and Power through Digital Drama Research: Colonial Histories, Postcolonial Interrogations

Kay Gallagher, Isabelle Kim
2007 Caribbean Quarterly  
Video is increasingly used in qualitative research. This paper addresses some of the pedagogical, aesthetic, social, and ethical implications of using digital video in research of high school drama classrooms. How does the video medium produce particular spaces of representation and representations of space, and what are the implications when this medium is used in 'live' drama contexts? Video is a complex medium; it has come to represent both a vehicle and product of popular culture. This
more » ... examines particularly how the gaze of video has historically affected and continues to shape the study and expression of human subjects, and concludes with suggestions about how digital and live drama modes might interact in synergistic ways that challenge normative modes of video production, drama practices, and the research encounter. Throughout, we use human geography, post-colonial, film, and feminist theoretical lenses to, as Trinh T. Minh-ha (1991)would put it, 'evoke' rather than 'explain' what a postcolonial digital drama might be.
doi:10.1080/00086495.2007.11672311 fatcat:v2mv4wqqfna75i7enrbxy6gexi