An Exploration into Autoethnography

This week will be going over the assigned reading, Ellis et al (2011) about autoethnography. I hope to explain this reading in conjunction to my own understanding of autoethnography and also link it to this week viewing of Akira (1988).

To define my understanding of autoethnography from Ellis’s writing, is to state that an autoethnography is an analysis of one’s self, and how that analysis impacts them afterwards. It is a investigation from an individual on their identity before an experience and how that experience changes that individual. (Ellis et al, 2011)

As researchers develop an autoethnography, there is a search to create an appealing story, on personal experiences. This then draws out the need for a creative writer to assist in the telling of a researcher’s experience in a compelling way. A researcher’s knowledge and a writer’s craft create an aspect within autoethnography, for it to appeal to a…

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