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Having the Voice of Depression: An Example of Pathographic Film Narratives on YouTube
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art. (LNUC Intermedial and multimodal studies, IMS)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2071-349X
2016 (English)In: Narrating Illness: Prospects and Constraints / [ed] Joanna Davidson and Yomna Saber, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2016, p. 221-234Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The mental health problems of teenagers and young adults have attracted an increasing interest in Western media and among scholars and health care workers during the last twenty years. Scholars such as Frank Füredi argue that Western societies have developed an emotional therapeutic culture. This paper will take a closer look at how experiences of mental distress are communicated from an inside perspective. Saraphine Stanier’s YouTube video How Depression Effects Someone’s Daily Life (2015) is analysed as a case in point. Theoretically, the examination is founded on the concept that illness and diseases are constructed in a cultural content, at least the expression of them is. In this case this means that depression must be communicated in a culturally recognisable way by the distressed; if this is not done, the individual runs the risk of not achieving attendance and care according to their needs. Stanier’s video is an example of an online culture in which personal experiences are mediated and communicated on a worldwide scale. This kind of pathographic storytelling often follows certain rules that are constituted by the discourse created by the community, in this case the YouTube forum. The video depicts a girl’s morning routines in a realistic style that is reminiscent of Danish Dogma 95 and Romanian New Wave films. Using an autobiographical narrative, Steiner provides us with an important example of how affective experiences are mediated in embodied expressions and digitally transmediated through a video.

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Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2016. p. 221-234
Keywords [en]
Depression, pathography, mediation, transmediation, affective experience, YouTube
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Other Humanities
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Humanities, Visual Culture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75000ISBN: 978-1-84888-488-5 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-75000DiVA, id: diva2:1213407
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Available from: 2018-06-04 Created: 2018-06-04 Last updated: 2019-07-30Bibliographically approved

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