1st Edition

International Perspectives on Autoethnographic Research and Practice

Edited By Lydia Turner, Nigel Short, Alec Grant, Tony Adams Copyright 2018
    320 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    International Perspectives on Autoethnographic Research and Practice is the first volume of international scholarship on autoethnography. This culturally and academically diverse collection combines perspectives on contemporary autoethnographic thinking from scholars working within a variety of disciplines, contexts, and formats. The first section provides an introduction and demonstration of the different types and uses of autoethnography, the second explores the potential issues and questions associated with its practice, and the third offers perspectives on evaluation and assessment. Concluding with a reflective discussion between the editors, this is the premier resource for researchers and students interested in autoethnography, life writing, and qualitative research.

    Editor Biographies; Chapter Author Biographies; Foreword, Ken Gale; Foreword, Pat Sykes; Introduction: A Place to Start, Lydia Turner I. Understanding Autoethnography Outside, walking in, Nigel P. Short 1. Autoethnography as Research Redux, Norman K. Denzin 2. Telling and Not Telling: Sharing Stories in Therapeutic Spaces from the Other Side of the Room, Sarah Helps 3. Am I there yet? Reflections on Appalachian Critical Consciousness, Griselda Tilley-Lubbs 4. Defining/Challenging Constructs of Culture, Robert E. Rinehart 5. Working More and Communicating Less in Information Technology: Reframing the EVLN via Relational Dialectics, Andrew Herrmann 6. Confession, Kitrinia Douglas II. Doing and Representing Autoethnography Voice, Ethics, and the Best of Autoethnographic Intentions (Or Writers, Readers, and the Spaces In-between), Alec Grant 7. Three Seconds Flat: Autoethnography Within Commissioned Research and Evaluation Projects, David Carless 8. Metis-Body-Stage: Autoethnographical Explorations of Cunning Resistance in Intimate Abuse and Domestic Violence Narratives Through Feminist Performance-making, Marilyn Metta 9. Getting It Out There: (Un)comfortable Truths about Voice, Authorial Intent, and Audience Response in Autoethnography, Renata Ferdinand 10. On What and What Not to Say in Autoethnography, and Dealing with the Consequences, Silvia M. Bénard 11. Where Does my Body Belong?, Keyan Tomaselli 12. For the Birds: Autoethnographic Entanglements, Susanne Gannon 13. Borders, Space and Heartfelt Perspectives in Researching the "Unsaid" about the Daily Life Experiences of the Children of Migrants in the Schools of Arica, Pamela Zapata-Sepúlveda III. Supervising, Sharing, and Evaluating Autoethnography Supervising, Sharing, and Evaluating Autoethnography, Tony E. Adams 14. The Writing Group, Laurel Richardson 15. You Never Dance Alone: Supervising Autoethnography Jonathan Wyatt with Inés Bárcenas Taland 16. Writing Lesson(s), Robin Boylorn 17. An Autoethnography of the Politics of Publishing within Academia, Brett Smith  18. Happy Ways: The Writing Subject, Sophie Tamas 19. Creating Criteria for Evaluating Autoethnography: Pedagogical Possibilities and Problems with Lists, Andrew C. Sparkes; Assemblages, The Editors


    Lydia Turner is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK, and a Consultant Psychological Therapist with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

    Nigel P. Short is an independent scholar affiliated with the Universities of Sussex and Brighton, UK, where he holds Associate Tutor positions. He worked in the National Health Service for 31 years, as a mental health nurse and latterly as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

    Alec Grant is an independent scholar who, until his retirement in 2017, was Reader in Narrative Mental Health in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK.

    Tony E. Adams is Professor and Department Chair of Communication at Bradley University, USA.

    This multidisciplinary text features many preeminent (and in some instances, notorious) scholars, who explore and exhaustive array of issues and possibilities within contemporary autoethnographic thinking and research. whether you are someone new to autoethnography, someone who mentors autoethnographers, someone who evaluates autoethnography, or just someone who likes to read cutting edge scholarship, this well-crafted collection has something for everyone.

    Carol Rambo, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Memphis

    This marvellous, interdisciplinary book characterizes variations and themes within contemporary autoethnographic research and practice. We grasp different ways to conceive of autoethnography; its use across disciplines; why its design includes key ethical issues; what working with students involves and criteria for evaluating autoethnography. It’s a compendium of stunning, international autoethnographic work.

    Elizabeth Ettorre, Professor Emerita (Sociology) University of Liverpool