Relational accountability in Indigenizing visual research for participatory communication

Thomas, Verena, Eggins, Joys, & Papoutsaki, Evangelia (2016) Relational accountability in Indigenizing visual research for participatory communication. SAGE Open, 6(1).

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This article argues that an indigenous approach to communication research allows us to re-think academic approaches of engaging in and evaluating participatory communication research. It takes as its case study the Komuniti Tok Piksa project undertaken in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The project explores ways in which visual methods when paired with a community action approach embedded within an indigenous framework can be used to facilitate social change through meaningful participation. It involves communities to narrate their experiences in regard to HIV and AIDS and assists them in designing and recording their own messages. Local researchers are trained in using visual tools to facilitate this engagement with the communities.

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ID Code: 92732
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: indigenous research, visual methods, participatory communication, Papua New Guinea, HIV/AIDS
DOI: 10.1177/2158244015626493
ISSN: 2158-2440
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
  • PNG NACS/RES-LRG 09-08
Deposited On: 08 Feb 2016 23:54
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 22:30

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