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Autoethnography and the Other
Unsettling Power through Utopian Performatives





ISBN 9781611328608
Published March 24, 2016 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

Challenging the critique of autoethnography as overly focused on the self, Tami Spry calls for a performative autoethnography that both unsettles the "I" and represents the Other with equal commitment. Expanding on her popular book Body, Paper, Stage, Spry uses a variety of examples, literary forms, and theoretical traditions to reframe this research method as transgressive, liberatory, and decolonizing for both self and Other. Her book

  • draws on her own autoethnographic work with jazz musicians, shamans, and other groups;
  • outlines a utopian performative methodology to spur hope and transformation;
  • provides concrete guidance on how to implement this innovative methodological approach.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Who Are “We” in Autoethnography?
Chapter One: The Inappropriate/d Other
Chapter Two: The Unsettled-I
Chapter Three: The Willful Embodiment of “We”: Embodying Utopian Performatives
Chapter Four: Utopian Reflexivities of Hope
Chapter Five: Performing Collaborations with Others: Group Performance of Autoethnography
Chapter Six: Willful Choices
References
Index

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