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The Ethnographic I: A Methodological Novel about Autoethnography

The Ethnographic I A Methodological Novel about Autoethnography A methodological textbook on autoethnography should be easily distinguishable from the standard methods text Carolyn Ellis the leading proponent of these methods does not disappoint She weaves both

  • Title: The Ethnographic I: A Methodological Novel about Autoethnography
  • Author: Carolyn Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780759100510
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • A methodological textbook on autoethnography should be easily distinguishable from the standard methods text Carolyn Ellis, the leading proponent of these methods, does not disappoint She weaves both methodological advice and her own personal stories into an intriguing narrative about a fictional graduate course she instructs In it, you learn about her students and theiA methodological textbook on autoethnography should be easily distinguishable from the standard methods text Carolyn Ellis, the leading proponent of these methods, does not disappoint She weaves both methodological advice and her own personal stories into an intriguing narrative about a fictional graduate course she instructs In it, you learn about her students and their projects and understand the wide array of topics and strategies that fall under the label autoethnography Through Ellis s interactions with her students, you are given useful strategies for conducting a study, including the need for introspection, the struggles of the budding ethnographic writer, the practical problems in explaining results of this method to outsiders, and the moral and ethical issues that get raised in this intimate form of research Anyone who has taken or taught a course on ethnography will recognize these issues and appreciate Ellis s humanistic, personal, and literary approach toward incorporating them into her work A methods text or a novel The Ethnographic I answers yes to both.

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    1. Really interesting exploration of autoethnography - actually a textbook written as a novel, as the chapters are organised according to the topic of each class, and each goes into detail about different methods, approaches, ethical issues, genres. But by creating characters and including her own personal reflections as their tutor, the process and problems and benefits of this type of inquiry are much more easily understood by the reader. Some of the dialogue falls a bit flat though, often feelin [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this book overall, and it helped me to gain a better understanding of autoethnography and the ethical implications of this methodology. It was dialogue intensive with narrative writing, and it was a nice balance between academic discourse and the storytelling style of novels. I think parts of it could have been condensed, but overall, I got a lot out of reading it. I feel encouraged to write more autoethnographic pieces. It makes sense that I would gravitate toward a methodology [...]

    3. This book took me a while, because I simply didn’t have time to read, due to work. Anyway, I loved this book! It’s written in a really excellent way, made me involved in the story and I’ve made tons of notes from the book. I’m also an anthropologist, working with autoethnography, so this book was wonderful addition to my knowledge. Carolyn Ellis seems to be an amazing scholar as well. Being in her class would be great :) This book moved me in many ways and it made me think a lot about ho [...]

    4. Notes from thesis:Finding oneself defined as something or other by way of place impacts not only how one sees oneself but also the ways in which one navigates the world. Such is one of the purposes of autoethnography, for it provides a way of understanding who we are in the world, how we relate to the world, and how we want to live our lives (Ellis, 2013). And such is the genre of “autobiographical writing and research” about the “personal and its relationship to culture” and which “di [...]

    5. I appreciate the author's effort to make research methods and ethics more accessible to novice scholars. Unfortunately, the attempt fell flat. There seemed too much attention to making it a "novel," when the text was not about characters. The characters (a mix of composite and actual people) were used as a vehicle to explain the history, methods and challenges of doing autoethnographic work, but more often than not, writing "through" them got in the way of the very information the author was try [...]

    6. I love research methodology and had never thought before that you could put it so smoothly into a novel. It is an intense reading, you need to read carefully, it is a conceptually dense book. The main character (and author) is just beuatiful her honesty, intelligence, empathy I simply love her. Thanks Carolyn for this great book!

    7. My mother sent this book to me last year and I'm finally getting to it. Lately I've been thinking about how writers' family members are affected by what is written about them, and I'm glad this book will address that issue head-on.3/26/10 - Unfortunately I don't like the writing style of this book, and it's making it hard to tackle. I'm stuck on page 36 and the books has 349 pages. OH DEAR.

    8. This was a book we read for our ethnography class. It's an ethnography of an ethnography class, and it provides a great look into what goes into the writing process. The ethnographies are personal and inspiring. The book was dense and took awhile to get through.

    9. Algunas cosas se aprenden mejor haciéndolas, o al menos viendo cómo se hacen, más que aplicando conceptos abstractos. Este libro es muestra de ello, qué mejor manera de explicar una metodología narrativa que de manera narrativa.

    10. Innovative and challenging. The synthesis of personal writing alongside academic theorizing and methodological reflections, is quite simply revolutionary.

    11. Ellis tries to accomplish perhaps too much in these pages and the flow is sometimes interrupted, but there are also important insights and some moments of beauty in this text

    12. This text performs what she asks ethnographers to do. It was interesting food for thought when I was writing my own autoethnography.

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