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.

The Future of Autoethnography : A Prism of Possibility

In this final part of the book, we anticipate the future of autoethnography based on past and current trends related to this qualitative genre in educational research. Chapter 6, “The Possibility of Autoethnography as Critically Reflexive Action Research,” discusses the possibilities of moving theory into practice through the application of autoethnography as critically reflexive action research, or CRAR, using an “epistemologies of practice approach” (Weil, 1998, p. 37). This move may not only attract quantitative educational researchers but also necessitate their becoming autoethnographers each time they initiate social science educational research on marginalized populations. Promising examples of autoethnography as CRAR are referenced in this chapter.

The final chapter of the textbook, Chapter 7, “Anticipating the Future ...

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