1st Edition

Autoethnography as Feminist Method Sensitising the feminist 'I'

By Elizabeth Ettorre Copyright 2017
    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    Autoethnography is an ideal method to study the ‘feminist I’. Through personal stories, the author reflects on how feminists negotiate agency and the effect this has on one's political sensibilities. Speaking about oneself transforms into stories of political responsibility - a key issue for feminists who function as cultural mediators.

    Introduction: Autoethnography as feminist method

    1. Being a 'Sexual Pervert' in Academia

    2. Finding my Feminist Voice Through an Illness Story: 'An Old Female Body Confronts a Thyroid Problem'

    3. Doing Feminist Autoethnography with Drug Using Women

    4. "She Wrote it but Look What She Wrote"

    5. Sensitizing the Feminist ‘I’


    Professor Elizabeth Ettorre is an internationally known feminist sociologist. She has written in the areas of substance misuse, genetics, reproduction and autoethnography. Currently, she is Emerita Professor of Sociology, University of Liverpool, Honorary Professor, Aarhuus University, Denmark and University of Plymouth, UK and Docent in Sociology, University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University.