What The Horror: Analysing My Auto-Ethnographic Methodologies


Following on from my previous blog post, where I discussed my reasoning behind my chosen topic for my digital artefact, this blog post will focus on analysing my auto-ethnographic methodologies I intend to use for this project.

As Ellis, Adams and Bochner explain in their overview of auto-ethnography, “auto-ethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyse (graphy) personal experience (auto) in order to understand cultural experience (ethno).” (Ellis et al, 2011) For my research project, I will be analysing my experience with Japanese horror films in an attempt to understand the culture of the Japanese film industry.

jhorror film posters Three of the films I will be watching. Source: IMDb

I originally chose this topic because I thought it would be a fun way of exploring something I never thought I would experience. However, after conducting my…

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