Denzin defines autoethnography as “the life experiences as performances of a person” (2014, p. 1). Using the term, pentimiento, “something painted out of a picture which later becomes visible again,” (p. 1), Denzin emphasizes the performative natureof autoethnography and the idea that a lifeis like a painting with layers of meaning.

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” The narratives we make in autoethnography ought to invite and encourage responsiveness to the other and a responsibility for the other” – Arthur P., B. (2012)

When your auto-ethnographic experience is presented and becomes accessible to the greater audience, Ellis, Adams, and Bochner’s (2011) place emphasis on the value to write and represent research in aesthetic ways. Keeping in mind important questions such as , how are readers  affected by it? , and how does it keep a conversation going? (Ellis, et al, 2011).

Chang (2008), acknowledges Ellis and Bochner’s explanation and refers…

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  1. Hi Mona,
    I’m really interested to see where your research takes you in this project because it sounds extremely unique and will make for a great autoethnography. I am not very knowledgeable in motorsports, let alone Japanese motorsports, but this article from Top Gear focuses more on the idea that the culture is viewed to be dead, but it is not until one actually experiences the culture for themselves, in other words; conducts their own autoethnography, one can see how alive it really is ( I think the strength of having your DA in the form of a blog is that you can create a multi-media experience, and like you stated, Denzin points out the importance of “layers of meanings” in regards to autoethnography. Good luck with your research!


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