chapter  8
15 Pages

Digital storytelling for gender justice: Exploring the challenges of participation and the limits of polyvocality


Over the past fifteen years, the emerging participatory media production method known as digital storytelling1 has been taken up in a wide variety of community, health, educational, and academic settings. Drawing from well-established traditions in popular education, participatory communications, oral history, and, most recently, what has been called “citizen journalism,” practitioners of digital storytelling in localized contexts around the world are working with small groups of people to facilitate the production of short, first-person digital videos that document a wide range of culturally and historically embedded lived experiences (Lambert 2002; Burgess 2006).