Author: emmacongdon

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Autoethnographic Analysis of K-Pop


I had initially chosen to look at the cultural phenomenon of K-Pop, through the lens of the autoethnographic research methodology. I had chosen K-Pop, because I had very minimal knowledge of it as a whole, but what I did perceive of its reputation was that K-Pop was an extremely glamorized and encouraged insane devotion from its fans.

My first encounter with K-Pop can be found at; < &gt; To summarise, my first proper encounter with the K-Pop music video Monster by EXO, was all that I expected and more, but with a bit of added shock. Unfortunately I am well accustom to the dumbed down money mad western pop, and I would describe K-Pop as western pop music on steroids. I wouldn’t say that K-Pop is dumbed down (mainly because I don’t know what they are saying, aside a few English words here and there), but it is definitely based…

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Understanding Autoethnogrophy


As described in the text; Autoethnography: An Overview, “Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze (graphy) personal experience (auto) in order to understand cultural experience (ethno)” (ELLIS, 2004; HOLMAN JONES, 2005). To further divulge into a deeper understanding of autoethnography and its history. I will attempt to give a reconstructed definition in my own words, and look towards how I will employ its use in my investigation into k-pop.

Autoethnography places much more emphasis on ones sense of self and personal experiences to accommodate “subjectivity, emotionality, and the researcher’s influence on research, rather than hiding from these matters or assuming they don’t exist.” This methodology was constructed because of sterile research practices that would generally bring harm and exploitation to the culture being studied; as opposed to this ‘outsider looking in’ point of view, autoethnographic…

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Godzilla – For The First Time


Today I watched the original 1954 Godzilla film, and it was very interesting.

To look at this film from an autoethnographic perspective, my background is very much Australian, and before that English, so it’s easy to say that this style of film isn’t the typical kind of movie that I would elect to watch. I am very used to western films and I have grown quite accustom to them, I am from a very small family and in saying that, there is not much cultural diversity. This essential background of my culture and viewing habits might shed light to why I feel the way I do about the original Japanese 1954 Godzilla film.

Honestly, I’m really just not a huge fan of the Monster genre, any of the Godzilla films are ones that I wouldn’t choose to watch.

I have only really seen snippets of the modern Godzilla remakes, so…

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