Revision : autoethnographic reflections on life and work

Ellis, Carolyn, 1950-

Revision : autoethnographic reflections on life and work - London : Routledge, 2016. - 1 online resource (395 pages) : illustrations - Writing lives--ethnographic narratives . - Writing lives--ethnographic narratives. .

Originally published 2009 by Left Coast Press, Inc.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-379) and indexes.

Goin' to the store, sittin' on the street, and runnin' the roads : growing up in a rural southern neighborhood -- Talking over fences : race matters -- Investigating the fisher folk and coping with ethical quagmires -- Re-living final negotiations -- Re-negotiating final negotiations : from introspection to emotional sociology -- Surviving the loss of my brother -- Rereading there are survivors : cultural and evocative responses -- Re-membering mother -- Coconstructing and reconstructing the constraints of choice in abortion -- Breaking our silences/speaking with others -- Learning to be with in personal and collective grief -- Connecting autoethnographic performance with community practice -- Writing revision and researching ethically -- Returning home and revisioning my story.

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. This volume 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. An important new work for qualitative researchers and a student-friendly text for courses.

9781598740400 9781315420776 1315420775 9781315420752 1315420759

Ethnology--Biographical methods.

Electronic books.

GN307.7 / .E45 2016

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