Theorizing Through Digital Storytelling: The Art of "Writing Back" and "Writing For"
Writing, Digital Storytelling, Audio, Ethnic Studies, Texts, Audio, Theory, Educational Instruction, Historias Americanas
“Writing and making my digital story was the easy part of this whole project; the challenging part did not come until I began writing this paper.” In her final theorizing essay, Inga, a student in my Latina Life Stories class, pinpointed the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning challenge I embraced seven years ago: Does centering one’s own personal experience as the subject of analysis facilitate learning how to theorize? Does making a digital story (as opposed to a written story) enable theorizing and the construction of new social knowledge? Does multimedia authoring open up a different, more visible, and perhaps more polysemic space for “theorizing from the flesh”?
Benmayor, R. (2009). Theorizing Through Digital Stories: The Art of “Writing Back” and “Writing For.” Academic Commons. https://works.bepress.com/rina-benmayor/16/