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Reading Autoethnography

Reflections on Justice and Love, 1st Edition

By James M. Salvo


176 pages

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Reading Autoethnography situates autoethnographic insights within the context of two fundamental concerns of critical qualitative inquiry: justice and love.

Through philosophical engagement, it gives close readings of written passages taken from leading autoethnographers and frames the philosophical project of autoethnography as one that is both political and interpersonal. It does this to highlight how autoethnographic lessons can allow us to think through how we may achieve a flourishing for all — something that is both related to justice as it pertains to the political, and when situations are in excess of justice, related to love as it pertains to feeling at home in the world with others.

As such, this book will be of interest to those who have a burgeoning interest in autoethnography and seasoned autoethnographers alike; anyone interested in critical qualitative inquiry as a discourse promoting justice and love; and any scholar who has encountered the ethical question of: "What ought we do?"

Table of Contents

Prefacing Through Acknowledgements


Chapter 1. Reading Autoethnography as a Method of Justice

Chapter 2. Being-With, Home, Love

Chapter 3. Thirteen Poems

Chapter 4. The Discovery of Online Dating: A Happy Accident for Two Qualitative Researchers

Works Cited

About the Author

James M. Salvo is a Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Wayne State University.

About the Series

Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice

Books in this series address the role of critical qualitative research in an era that cries out for emancipatory visions that move people to struggle and resist oppression. Rooted in an ethical framework that is based on human rights and social justice, the series publishes exemplary studies that advance this transformative paradigm.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology