Without End [Video Essay]

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This research project explores key concepts in
documentary production using a practice-based approach that informs a critical
analysis of three DIY underground punk scenes in Northern Ireland, United
Kingdom and Belgium.

The research aims, and objectives help critically understand areas of under-represented academic research in the fields of both documentary and subcultural studies. The research materials are an important contribution to the body of emerging scholarly work and global networks which are working to document the history and activities of various global punk scenes which has a cultural significance given the post millennial interest around punk that the research acknowledges

The implications of my research for critical thinking around documentary focus on supporting a potential shift from the traditional distanced reflective analysis of documentary text toward a more unified ‘autocritical’ reflexive awareness of theory/practice relationships and documentary production. The limitation to generalisation suggests that, the research findings and conclusion is focused on the DIY punk scene and DIY approached to documentary production. While some of the observations and arguments are transferable there exist recognised limitations in the research to broader definitions of punk, subculture and documentary production.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWithout End Symposium
PublisherUniversity of Northampton
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventWithout End - Northampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Feb 2018 → …


ConferenceWithout End
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period16/02/18 → …
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  • Documentary
  • Video Essay
  • Punk
  • subculture


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