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Kathryn Haynes

Autoethnography is a methodological approach to research and a genre of writing where the researcher is the focus of reflexive inquiry. However, the researcher's self is inevitably experienced and positioned within a social context, hence the autoethnography also addresses to varying degrees the wider social, cultural and political environs with which the researcher interacts. Autoethnography therefore enables the researcher themselves to form a subject of lived inquiry within a particular social context.

This chapter first addresses the definition and conceptualisation of autoethnography. Second, it evaluates different forms of autoethnography, illustrating with examples to demonstrate their approach. Third, the chapter considers the interaction of these multiple forms of autoethnography and their different epistemological approaches. Fourth, a section gives some ...

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