Critical Autoethnography and Intercultural Learning shows how critical autoethnographic writing in a field such as intercultural education can help inform and change existing research paradigms. Engaging story-telling and insightful analysis from emerging scholars of diverse backgrounds and communities shows the impact of lived experience on teaching and learning.
Different areas of intercultural learning are considered, including language education; student and teacher mobilities; Indigenous education; backpacker tourism; and religious learning. The book provides a worked example of how critical autoethnography can help shift thinking within any discipline, and reflects critically upon the multidimensional nature of migrant teacher and learner identities.
This book will be essential reading for upper-level students of qualitative research methods, and on international education courses, including language education.
Table of Contents
1. The Journey
PART I: ENGAGING WITH THE WESTERN ‘ACADEMY’
2. Epistemological Violence and Indigenous Autoethnographies
3. Yarning through the Intricacies, Tensions, and Potentialities of (Indigenous) Autoethnography
Michelle Bishop and Dakota Jericho Smith
4. Alone but not Lonely
5. Double Precariat: A Migrant Placeholder in a Neoliberal University
Madhavi (Maddy) Manchi
6. Writing Double Precarity: Recalling and Re-Presenting Autoethnographies
Madhavi (Maddy) Manchi and Elham Zakeri
PART II: LINGUA-CULTURAL LEARNING
7. Escaping the Comfort Zone: The First Language ‘Bubble’
8. "Where Are You Really From?"
9. Autoethnographic Perspectives on First Language Use in Second Language Learning.
10. Insecurities, Imposter Syndrome, and Native-Speakeritis
Hyejeong Ahn and Davina Delesclefs
11. Beginning and Becoming: Expectations of the Teaching Body in English Language Teaching
12. Running Away from ‘Chineseness’ at an Australian University
PART III: INTERCULTURAL LEARNING IN THE WORLD
13. The Farm
14. But you’re Not Religious — You're Not Going to Convert, Are You? — Come Pray with Us!
15. Living in Flux
16. Imaginaries: Turkey, Australia, the World!
17. De-Chinese and Re-Chinese: Negotiating Identity
Ying (Ingrid) Wang
18. "Which Side Are You On?" Between Two Cultures
19. Learning, Critiquing, Emerging
Phiona Stanley, Michelle Bishop, Maddy Manchi, Davina Delesclefs, Elham Zakeri & Alana Bryant
Phiona Stanley is Associate Professor of Intercultural Communications (Tourism and Languages) at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Previously, she was Senior Lecturer in Education at UNSW Sydney, Australia. Her research—which is qualitative and mostly auto/ethnographic— focuses on intercultural interactions in a range of settings, including education and backpacker/volunteer tourism.