Facilitating collective reflexivity through ethnographic film-making can offer a more culturally respectful approach to social marketing, say the researchers.
Laknath Jayasinghe, Professor, Jindal Global Business School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Kishan Kariippanon, University of Wollongong, Australia.
Ross Gordon, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Glen Gurruwiwi, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, Australia.
This article aims to extend the concept of collective reflexivity into marketing theory. We also identify the potential of ethnographic film-making as an approach for fostering collective reflexivity in social marketing.
We focus on the making of an ethnographic film called Ngarali: The Tobacco Story of Arnhem Land, arguing that collective reflexivity is an important theoretical concept and practical objective in social marketing that can help address issues around creating social ties and social identity and of sharing metaphoric meaning.
Conceptually, we argue that collective reflexivity encourages us to rethink reflexivity in social marketing and consumer research through a relational perspective.
Furthermore, we extend current conceptualisations of collective reflexivity by identifying how sharing metaphoric meaning can act as a vehicle for its occurrence. We argue that facilitating collective reflexivity through ethnographic film-making can offer a more culturally respectful approach to social marketing.
Published in: Marketing Theory
To read the full article, please click here.