As previously discussed in my last blog post the influence of Asian culture throughout my life lacked and was something that I was somewhat sheltered from. While I was exposed to generic and popular westernized Asian food, I was yet to be exposed to many popular foods from Asia that are not so popular in Australia.
It is evident that the lack of Asian influence in my life has altered the way in which the topic has been portrayed and studied through such differing cultural frameworks. I found this was specifically evident when being exposed to ‘Mukbangs’, so therefore to both Chris and I will be submerging ourselves into the Asian food culture by participating in the popular YouTube phenomena of Mukbangs.
As Ellis et al. (2011) have stated ‘When researchers do autoethnography, they retrospectively and selectively write about epiphanies that stem from or are made possible by, being part of…
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Good post, a very interesting read. I noticed we found similar parts of the Ellis reading interesting and relevant to our work, however I didn’t note down the part you mentioned on reflexivity, something I think might be a good idea for me to focus on further as well. Your study of Mukbangs will be particularly interesting, especially with your newfound focus on reflexivity, as Ellis (2011) notes “Reflexive ethnographies document ways a researcher changes as a result of doing fieldwork”. I look forward to seeing how you go!