The ethnographic I: a methodological novel about autoethnography

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AltaMira Press, Jun 15, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 427 pages
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Carolyn Ellis, the leading proponent of autoethnography, weaves both methodological advice and her own personal stories into an intriguing narrative about a fictional graduate course she instructs. Through Ellis's interactions with her students, you are given useful strategies for conducting a study, including the need for introspection, the struggles of the budding ethnographic writer, the practical problems in explaining results of this method to outsiders, and the moral and ethical issues that get raised in this intimate form of research.

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Review: The Ethnographic I: A Methodological Novel about Autoethnography (Ethnographic Alternatives)

User Review  - Margaret Ann Robbins - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book overall, and it helped me to gain a better understanding of autoethnography and the ethical implications of this methodology. It was dialogue intensive with narrative ... Read full review

Review: The Ethnographic I: A Methodological Novel about Autoethnography (Ethnographic Alternatives)

User Review  - Goodreads

Ellis tries to accomplish perhaps too much in these pages and the flow is sometimes interrupted, but there are also important insights and some moments of beauty in this text Read full review

Contents

From Sociology to Communication
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The Call of Autoethnographic Stories
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Definition and History
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Copyright

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