Interpretive Autoethnography

It is time to chart a new course, writes Norman K Denzin in Interpretive Autoethnography, Second Edition I want to turn the traditional life story, biographical project into an interpretive autoethnographic project, into a critical, performative practice, a practice that begins with the biography of the writer and moves outward to culture, discourse, history, and id It is time to chart a new course, writes Norman K Denzin in Interpretive Autoethnography, Second Edition I want to turn the traditional life story, biographical project into an interpretive autoethnographic project, into a critical, performative practice, a practice that begins with the biography of the writer and moves outward to culture, discourse, history, and ideology Drawing on C Wright Mills, Sartre, and Derrida, Denzin lays out the key assumptions, terms, and parameters of autoethnography, provides a guide to using and studying personal experience, and considers the dilemmas and political implications of textualizing a life He weaves his narrative through family stories, and concludes with thoughts concerning a performance centered pedagogy and the directions, concerns, and challenges for autoethnography.
Interpretive Autoethnography It is time to chart a new course writes Norman K Denzin in Interpretive Autoethnography Second Edition I want to turn the traditional life story biographical project into an interpretive autoethnog

  • Title: Interpretive Autoethnography
  • Author: Norman K. Denzin
  • ISBN: 9781452299815
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Interpretive Autoethnography”

    1. This book was so interesting and helped me to better understand auto ethnography, a methodology I have used in my writing and that I hope to incorporate into my dissertation. I am interested in critical and interpretivist lines of thought, so this book helped me to better understand the theory and the practice behind autoethnography. The book also does an excellent job of explaining how performance-based ethnography and autoethnography should be evaluated differently from other forms of research [...]

    2. No "How-To" And That's The PointI picked up this book after it was suggested I do my dissertation as an autoethnography. My first question of course was, "What's an autoethnography?" My second was, "How do I write one?"I've read a number of texts and articles now and this might be the best, because it plays by autoethnography rules. Telling how to do something doesn't work for this approach to writing, rather, it needs to be experienced, resonated on, and rethought. This book does exactly that, [...]

    3. The way I read this book, I understood it more as interpretive autobiography, situated in a larger social context (hence his use of ethnography). But largely this is a critical take on writing auto/biographies.

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