Shooting Pains: Addressing Illness-Related Pain through Video AutobiographyProbing the Boundaries (2010)
AbstractThis 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.
- Video diary,
- social media,
- pain diary,
- pain management,
- digital democracy,
- public sphere.
Citation InformationBroderick Fox. “Shooting Pains: Addressing Illness-Related Pain Through Video Autobiography,” Making Sense of Pain: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Jane Fernandez ed., Probing the Boundaries (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press) 249-257, 2010.