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Unlocking contested stories and grassroots knowledge

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posted on 20.06.2019 by Antonia Liguori
Digital storytelling is a form of engagement that enables people to share personal stories and to produce new knowledge(s). Digital stories reveal unexpected connections across different communities of interest, places, and time periods. They reflect shared and conflicting values, feelings, and concerns surrounding a particular place. Digital storytelling as a process can guide us during a journey over time, by enabling storytellers to use their creativity to trigger memories from the past and to stimulate critical thinking around current situations and possible future scenarios. It also reconnects storytellers and story-listeners to physical and emotional journeys, while they are disconnecting themselves from places that, after dramatic transitions, can’t exist anymore as they were.

Reflecting on some examples of practice-led research projects, this chapter will consider questions such as: How to connect individual stories to community narratives? How to unlock grassroots knowledge and bring unheard voices into a debate? What kinds of social impacts can personally meaningful stories – especially if they are contested – produce?

Since co-design and co-production have been identified as key elements of the digital storytelling process, this chapter intends also to inquire if and how this methodology can be enriched by contaminations with other creative approaches absorbed from the visual arts and music.

Comparing digital stories and other forms of narratives may represent an additional way of uncovering conflicts and also discovering unexpected common ground in the dialogue between lay and experts’ knowledge, due to the authenticity of personal stories and the natural “mess” of storytelling (Wilson, Narrative Culture 1(2):125–144, 2014).

History

School

  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • English and Drama

Published in

Handbook of Theory and Research in Cultural Studies and Education

Pages

465 - 479

Citation

LIGUORI, A., 2020. Unlocking contested stories and grass-roots knowledge. IN: Trifonas, P.P. (ed.). Handbook of Theory and Research in Cultural Studies and Education. Cham: Springer, pp.465-479.

Publisher

Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Publisher statement

This book chapter was published in the book Handbook of Theory and Research in Cultural Studies and Education [© Springer Nature Switzerland AG]. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56988-8_35.

Publication date

2020-05-28

Copyright date

2020

ISBN

9783319569871; 9783319569888

ISSN

2197-1951

Book series

Springer International Handbooks of Education

Language

en

Editor(s)

Peter Pericles Trifonas

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