International Perspectives on Autoethnographic Research and Practice is the first volume of international scholarship on autoethnography. This culturally and academically diverse collection combines perspectives on contemporary autoethnographic thinking from scholars working within a variety of disciplines, contexts, and formats. The first section provides an introduction and demonstration of the different types and uses of autoethnography, the second explores the potential issues and questions associated with its practice, and the third offers perspectives on evaluation and assessment. Concluding with a reflective discussion between the editors, this is the premier resource for researchers and students interested in autoethnography, life writing, and qualitative research.

chapter |11 pages


A Place to Start
ByLydia Turner

section 1|92 pages

Understanding Autoethnography

chapter |6 pages


Outside, Walking In
ByNigel P. Short

chapter 1|20 pages

Autoethnography as Research Redux 1

ByNorman K. Denzin

chapter 2|9 pages

Telling and Not Telling

Sharing Stories in Therapeutic Spaces from the Other Side of the Room
BySarah Helps

chapter 3|9 pages

Am I There Yet? Reflections on Appalachian Critical Consciousness

ByGresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs

chapter 4|11 pages

Defining/Challenging Constructs of Culture

ByRobert E. Rinehart

chapter 5|12 pages

Working More and Communicating Less in Information Technology

Reframing the EVLN via Relational Dialectics
ByAndrew F. Herrmann

chapter 6|9 pages


ByKitrina Douglas

section 2|94 pages

Doing and Representing Autoethnography

chapter |18 pages


Voice, Ethics, and the Best of Autoethnographic Intentions (Or Writers, Readers, and the Spaces In-Between)
ByAlec Grant

chapter 7|10 pages

Three Seconds Flat

Autoethnography within Commissioned Research and Evaluation Projects
ByDavid Carless

chapter 8|15 pages


Autoethnographical Explorations of Cunning Resistance in Intimate Abuse and Domestic Violence Narratives through Feminist Performance-Making
ByMarilyn Metta

chapter 9|9 pages

Getting It Out There

(Un)comfortable Truths about Voice, Authorial Intent, and Audience Response in Autoethnography
ByRenata Ferdinand

chapter 11|10 pages

Where Does My Body Belong?

ByKeyan G. Tomaselli

chapter 12|10 pages

For the Birds

Autoethnographic Entanglements
BySusanne Gannon

section 3|69 pages

Supervising, Sharing, and Evaluating Autoethnography

chapter |12 pages


Supervising, Sharing, and Evaluating Autoethnography
ByTony E. Adams

chapter 14|7 pages

The Writing Group

ByLaurel Richardson

chapter 15|10 pages

You Never Dance Alone

Supervising Autoethnography
ByJonathan Wyatt, Inés Bárcenas Taland

chapter 16|6 pages

Writing Lesson(s)

ByRobin M. Boylorn

chapter 17|11 pages

An Autoethnography of the Politics of Publishing within Academia

ByBrett Smith

chapter 18|11 pages

Happy Ways

The Writing Subject
BySophie Tamas

chapter |11 pages


The Editors
Edited ByLydia Turner, Nigel P. Short, Alec Grant, Tony E. Adams