Shooting Pains: Addressing Illness-Related Pain through Video Autobiography
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This paper examines autobiographical videos and emergent uses of social software sites such as YouTube to explore the possibilities of first-person media as a pain management tool. Beyond the therapeutic possibilities, the paper also explores the potential of such personal media acts as a means of breaking down taboos around pain and illness – offering up models for managing, discussing, and even ‘performing’ pain in the public sphere.
Broderick Fox. "Shooting Pains: Addressing Illness-Related Pain through Video Autobiography" Probing the Boundaries.Making Sense of PAin: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2010): 249-257.
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