Turning older women’s life stories into hypermedia: Reflections on the production of feminist creative analytic practices

Kimburley Wing Yee CHOI, Kit Wa Anita CHAN, Annie Hau Nung CHAN

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Abstract

This article discusses our development of a new form of feminist Creative Analytic Practices (CAP) by creating knowledge through interactive video installation and web-based interactive re-storytelling (https://kimchoi.net/a-story-of-ones-own/). Since the 1990s, qualitative social researchers have been developing alternative methods and forms to capture and represent the complexity of lived experiences. Through referencing feminist postconstructionist CAP, Deleuzian rhizomatic narrative inquiry, and feminist film theories and films, our project – consisting of reflexive writing experiments and re-enactment of 43 older Hong Kong women’s life stories in hypermedia – contributes to this expansive knowledge. Specifically, we describe our writing and production processes, including the strategies and tools considered, medium specificity and cinematic apparatuses used, and challenges encountered when attempting to create a nonlinear, multi-layered, polyphonic, and interactive narrative. Copyright © 2024 The Author(s).

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Methods
Volume23
Early online dateFeb 2024
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Feb 2024

Citation

Choi, K. W. Y., Chan, A. K. W., & Chan, A. H. N. (2024). Turning older women’s life stories into hypermedia: Reflections on the production of feminist creative analytic practices. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 23, https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069231220131

Keywords

  • Feminist knowledge
  • Creative analytic practices
  • Practice-led research
  • Gendered subjectivity
  • Ethno-fiction
  • Hypertext
  • Qualitative research
  • Performance research
  • Rhizomatic storytelling

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