Auto-ethnographic research addresses personal experiences through writing and connect this autobiographical story to wider cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings. “Autoethnography is typically defined as an approach to research that puts the self at the center of cultural analysis.” – Kathy Roulston
With the above stated, This is the value I am striving for to uncover and depict the trending hashtag #FreeBritney. I will also be analysing it through observation of participating protests, semi structured documentaries about the conservatorship and structured social media platforms that participate in fanbase groups. My observations so far have helped me structured a study about the reasoning behind #FreeBritney and why so many people from celebrities, fans and mental health avocets are participating in a current court battle between Britney and her Father Jaime Spears. Also with the observations I have been studying, It has helped me shape my hypothesis that a trending hashtag can create a media and fan frenzy to help one’s controversial court case. Through the given frame-works I will be mainly be using secondary source to research through net ethnography for my #FreeBritney with include information from Forbes, Channel 9’s ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary, Twitter and many other media coverage sources.
My online auto -ethnographic research of #FreeBritney will coincide also with my BCM 215 Digital Artefact Controversial Studios Presents as my case study of #FreeBritney will be posted weekly on my Youtube channel. This is where I will discuss my analytical research on #FreeBritney where I will be observing my fellow Britney Spears Fans and strictly report on my own experience as an audience member of #FreeBritney empire.
Roulston Kathy, ” What Is Auto-Ethnography” Webblog 2018, Last Viewed 19th August 2021.