[BCM 320] Akira: An Autoethnographic Experience?


Hey guys!

This week in BCM 320 the class Live-Tweeted whilst watching ‘Akira’, a hugely-influential Japanese anime film released in 1988. Below is an overview of my experience and the insight and understanding I have gained as a result of my consumption of the film and simultaneous participation in a discussion with my peers. I will appraise my understanding of the concept of autoethnography in relation to my contributions to the Week 3 Live-Tweeting session.

In the words of Ellis et al, “even though some researchers still assume that research can be done from a neutral, impersonal, and objective stance, most now recognise that such an assumption is not tenable” (Ellis, 2010). In light of this, I feel it is necessary to first unpack my own subjective viewpoint and framework through which I entered into this research and Live-Tweeting session before going on to explain what I have learnt…

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