Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections on Life and Work

1st Edition

Carolyn Ellis

March 24, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 440 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367201166 - CAT# K418445
Series: Routledge Education Classic Edition

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Carolyn Ellis is the leading writer in the move toward personal, autobiographical writing as a strategy for academic research. In addition to her landmark books Final Negotiations and The Ethnographic I, she has authored numerous stories that demonstrate the emotional power and academic value of autoethnography.

Now issued as a Routledge Education Classic Edition, Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections on Life and Work collects a dozen of Ellis’s stories—about the loss of her husband, brother and mother; of growing up in small town Virginia; about the work of the ethnographer; about emotionally charged life issues such as abortion, caregiving, and love. Atop these captivating stories, she adds the component of meta-autoethography—a layering of new interpretations, reflections, and vignettes to her older work.

A new preface text by the author reflects on the subsequent developments in the field since the book’s original publication and Carolyn’s extensive contribution to the scholarship. This is an important work for qualitative researchers and a student-friendly text for courses.


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