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Autoethnography: An Overview
Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze personal experience in order to understand cultural experience. This approach challengesExpand
Criteria Against Ourselves
In the social sciences, we usually think of criteria as culture-free standards that stand apart from human subjectivity and value. The author argues in this article, however, that conflicts overExpand
Narrative’s Virtues
Reacting to the charge that personal narratives, especially illness narratives, constitute a “blind alley” that misconstrues the essential nature of narrative by substituting a therapeutic for aExpand
It's About Time: Narrative and the Divided Self
When I learned that my father had died while I was attending a national communication conference, two worlds within me—the academic and the personal—collided, and I was forced to confront the largeExpand
On first-person narrative scholarship: Autoethnography as acts of meaning
Social science writing can be construed as a form of discourse that puts meaning into motion. This article reviews the cultural conditions that inspired the burgeoning interest in autoethnography,Expand
Composing Ethnography: Alternative Forms of Qualitative Writing
chapter 1 About the Authors chapter 2 Preface and Acknowledgments chapter 3 Arthur P. Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, Introduction: Talking Over Ethnography chapter 4 Part 1: Autoethnography chapter 5 1.Expand
Writing the New Ethnography
Chapter 1 On Becoming an Ethnographer in the Academy Chapter 2 Finding the Story in Ethnographic Words Chapter 3 Representing Ethnographic Experiences: From Fieldwork to Fieldnotes to Stories ChapterExpand