Journal article

Participatory video: a new outlook for international relations research

Lesley Wolf

Australian Journal of International Affairs | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2021


This article considers the implications of incorporating participatory video in International Relations (IR) research. Drawing on existing aesthetic and visual IR research, I critically reflect on a case study incorporating participatory video in research investigating young women’s leadership in Asia and the Pacific. Through participatory video, young women redressed their common invisibility and challenged portrayals situating them as unable to lead and make decisions. In this way, participatory video disrupted and unsettled power relations often resulting in young people’s marginalisation from policymaking. Given its ability to make space for productive reflections on, and challenges to, ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by International Women's Development Agency (IWDA); World YWCA; Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; and Monash Centre for Gender, Peace and Security (GPS).