Familiar ways: Vulnerable auto-ethnography in creative practice

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Sobers, S. (2014) Familiar ways: Vulnerable auto-ethnography in creative practice. In: Family Matters, Bristol, UK, 5 December 2014. Bristol: Family Ties Network Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/24479

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Sobers’ presentation discusses different ways the notion of family has entered his work: from the macro perspective of identity through diaspora communities through to very personal reflections relating to immediate family members and events. Showing examples from a range of genres – photography, moving image, illustration and multimedia works – he re-evaluates how the notion of family has been both a central direct concern and an indirect metaphor as well as a creative vehicle for ideas. In Sobers’ work, the idea of family has taken on political dimensions and also for personal self-healing. This presentation is a candid auto-ethnographic discussion of these key moments in his practice, and what he has learned along the way.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: auto-ethnography, creative practice, reflexivity, vulnerable anthropology
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Film and Journalism
Depositing User: Dr S. Sobers
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 11:12
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 10:45
URI: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/id/eprint/24479

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