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Autoethnobiography

B. Jones

An ethnography is the study of a culture from afar, so what exactly is an autoethnography? Well, instead of viewing a culture from a far and analyzing the research; you are placing your own personal reflections on the experience in order to understand a cultural experience.

With an ethnography, a researcher is studying a culture with the purpose of explaining it to their readers. With an autoethnography, this research can be used to describe the experience to yourself as well your audience. It becomes a first-hand account of how the cultural, political and social events affected you. Through describing the personal position you had in the cultural events you reveal your own thought process, which can enforce your overall analysis of the event. “they [researchers] must use personal experience to illustrate facets of cultural experience, and, in so doing, make characteristics of a culture familiar for insiders and outsiders” (Ellis…

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What is sport anyway?

B. Jones

In the film ‘State of Play’ (2013) traditional Korea merges and mixes with a self-establishing modern culture among the younger generation. In this film, we see how big and widespread the world of e-sports is throughout Korea.

Coming from a country in which physical sports dominate and games are seen as a leisurely hobby, the idea of making “big sports money” out of a computer game is quite foreign.

Newzoo Esports Report 2016 - Revenue Growth= (Newzoo, 2016)

The first thought that comes to mind when watching the competitive online games is almost dismissive of the difficulty of making it in the sport. After seeing the schools these kids go to, the amount of training these teams go through and the pressure that is put on them from a young age is when one starts to see comparisons to a physical sport that we are used to watching e.g. football, basketball.

We as a society…

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