Reading Film with Age Through Collaborative Autoethnography: Old Age and Care, Encounters with Amour (Haneke, 2012), Chronic (Franco, 2015) and A Woman’s Tale (Cox, 1991)

Ferris-Taylor, Rita, Grant, Jane, Grist, Hannah ORCID: 0000-0001-9751-8014, Jennings, Ros, Rosselson, Rina and Wiseman, Sylvia (2019) Reading Film with Age Through Collaborative Autoethnography: Old Age and Care, Encounters with Amour (Haneke, 2012), Chronic (Franco, 2015) and A Woman’s Tale (Cox, 1991). Life Writing, 16 (1). pp. 69-95. ISSN 1448-4528

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Abstract

This paper is primarily a study in research methods, reflecting on the application of an autoethnographic method as means to engage with a co-created intergenerational research project that focussed on reading films about older age and end of life care. Methodologically rich and complex, this paper outlines the research process through which six women at different stages of the lifecourse (Katz, Stephen. 2005. Aging: Life Course, Lifestyle, and Senior Worlds. Peterborough: Broadview Press) came together to critically analyse Amour (Haneke 2012), Chronic (Franco 2015) and A Woman’s Tale (Cox 1991). The autoethnographic approach privileges the voices of older women who use their own life stories and experiences to produce nuanced readings of care and old age as they are represented on screen. From this innovative approach to film through autoethnographic reflection, new concepts of “reading with care,” and “reading with age” emerge as important to our understandings of what it means to care and be cared for.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autoethnography, ageing, film, care, research methods
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Hannah Grist
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 11:45
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 11:36
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6412

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