Re-mapping women's testimonies into networked subjectivities: The Quipu Project
Maraschin, D and Scafe, S (2016). Re-mapping women's testimonies into networked subjectivities: The Quipu Project. in: Takhar, Shaminder (ed.) Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman Emerald.
|Authors||Maraschin, D and Scafe, S|
Purpose: This chapter analyses a range of media outputs produced to raise awareness of the campaign of forced sterilisation conducted in Peru during the period 1993-1998. Focusing in detail on the Quipu Project the authors investigate the ways in which different media configure differently witness subjects, audiences and listeners. The chapter also analyses the effectiveness of these media outputs within the contexts of human rights discourses. Design/methodology/approach: The chapter is framed by narrative theories of documentary video production, new media technology and intermediality. The authors also draw on theories of witnessing that have emerged in critical studies of witness testimony in video and new media. It uses secondary data, that is, the testimonies of women already collected, selected and, in most cases, edited by documentary makers and campaigners. Findings: The case studies compare the ways in which conventional video documentary and techniques of digital storytelling transform the content of women's testimony. Research implications/limitations: Funding limitations have meant that progress on the site was, at the time of writing, temporarily suspended. We therefore analysed the pilot, or prototype, of the Quipu Project, which should be viewed as a work in progress. However, a more developed site for the Quipu Project went live after the chapter was completed. Originality/value: This chapter represents the first attempt to analyse the effectiveness of an experimental project such as the Quipu Project. The authors were given access by the curators of the project to the site at various stages of its construction. The chapter provides insights into the potential of digital technology to create opportunities for media outputs to internationalise interventions into campaigns for justice and reparation. Abstract Copyright © 2016 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
|Book title||Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman|
|Series||Advances in Gender Research|
|07 Jul 2016|
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|Deposited||23 Sep 2016|
|Accepted||07 Jul 2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-212620160000021010|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/S1529-212620160000021010|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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