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Andrea and me: A digital autoethnographic journey into the past


2010 2010

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Abstract (summary)

Constructing family history integrates the discourses between an individual, family members and the historical record. When facts are missing, there are other paths to create the family story. The reconstruction of family history through autoethnography is an alternative way to facilitate forms of identity and create a deeper connection to the events of another time. In this thesis, I hope to show the genealogy of meanings and values producing forms of socio-political identity of the Salsedo family members in the present moment. How can one resolve the challenges of a belief system when the controversial socio-political family narrative is contradicted and incomplete? This study investigated how autoethnography applied through digital multimedia can be utilized to reconstruct a family history. The case study of Andrea Salsedo was conducted, whose untimely death on May 2, 1920 at the age of 38 was related to and preceded the arrest of Sacco and Vanzetti. For this study, qualitative research methods were used. This included: archival research, interviews and autoethnography as informed by Ellis and Bochner (2000) and Reed-Danahay (1997). A digital interactive DVD was produced as a component of this research project.

Keywords: Autoethnography, Family History, Autobiography, Cultural Identity, Anarchy, Andrea Salsedo, Sacco and Vanzetti, Digital Multimedia, Hypermedia, Interactive DVD Rom

Indexing (details)


Subject
Biographies;
Cultural anthropology;
Web Studies;
Mass communications
Classification
0304: Biographies
0326: Cultural anthropology
0646: Web Studies
0708: Mass communications
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts, Social sciences, Anarchy, Autoethnography, Cultural identity, Digital multimedia, Family history, Salsedo, Andrea
Title
Andrea and me: A digital autoethnographic journey into the past
Author
Salsedo, Carlos
Number of pages
228
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 71/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109699197
Advisor
Chang, Briankle
Committee member
Norden, Marty; Schiff, Tom
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Communication
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3397744
ProQuest document ID
276206839
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/276206839
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