Researching ‘British [Muslim] Values’:Vernacular Politics, Digital Storytelling, And Participant Researchers’

Atakav, Eylem, Jarvis, Lee and Marsden, Lee (2020) Researching ‘British [Muslim] Values’:Vernacular Politics, Digital Storytelling, And Participant Researchers’. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. (In Press)

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Abstract

This article reflects on methodological decisions, strategies, and challenges from a recent interdisciplinary project on the relationship between ‘British values’ and Islam. The project employed digital storytelling to access ‘everyday’ conceptions and constructions of this contentious relationship. The research was undertaken by participant researchers recruited from Muslim communities in the UK’s East Anglia region, working with academics from media studies and political science. In this article we offer a detailed account of key moments relating especially to recruitment, retention, and the production of digital content. It offers two contributions. First, methodological guidance for researchers interested in combining participatory research with digital storytelling. And, second, rationale for so doing given the methodology’s scope for producing rich visual content with capacity (i) to deepen and disrupt established knowledge, and (ii) to change the views, ideas and aspirations of those involved in the content’s creation.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2020 00:29
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020 00:05
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75528
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