Autoethnography explained

To start off with “Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyse personal experience in order to understand cultural experience.” (Ellis, C. 2011)

Autoethnography is both a process and a product. As a process it is a mixture of autobiography (about past experiences) and ethnography (studies of culture’s relational practices) combined. What separates it from being an autobiography is that in an autobiography other people can be involved and other journal articles and multiple sources are used to create it. An autoethnography focus’ on an individual/personal experience of a new culture or element of a culture. As a product it can come in many different forms or presentations. Like an autobiography it must be engaging to the reader and be presented in a way that makes sense.

There are so many ways Autoethnography “The forms of autoethnography differ in how much…

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