Autoethnography: Process, Product, and Possibility for Critical Social Research provides a short introduction to the methodological tools and concepts of autoethnography, combining theoretical approaches with practical “how to” information. Written for social science students, teachers, teacher educators, and educational researchers, the text shows readers how autoethnographers collect, analyze, and report data. With its grounding in critical social theory and inclusion of innovative methods, this practical resource will move the field of autoethnography forward.

Doing Autoethnography : From Brainstorming to Guiding Process

The discussion in this part of the book is intended to help you move from brainstorming about phenomena or topics of interest and considering applications of critical social theory to the actual practice, or doing, of autoethnography. These three chapters center on three guiding processes for doing autoethnography: problematizing, legitimizing, and synthesizing. By the end of the part, you should understand how problematizing, legitimizing and synthesizing can serve as integral guiding processes of autoethnography. You should also have gained familiarity with the brainstorming prewriting activities that are essential resources for developing the types of autoethnographies that are published by peer-reviewed journals of social science. The autoethnographies discussed in these chapters are drawn from academic journals with ...

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