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Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections on Life and Work
  • Carolyn S Ellis, University of South Florida

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-autoethnography—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.

  • Ethnography,
  • Autoethnography,
  • Narrative,
  • Ethnology,
  • Biography,
  • Biographical Methods,
  • Qualitative Methodology,
  • College Textbook,
  • Meta-Autoethnography,
  • Meta-Ethnography,
  • Emotions
Publication Date
Left Coast Press
Hardcover: 978-1-59874-039-4 Paperback: 978-1-59874-040-0
Citation Information
Carolyn S Ellis. Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections on Life and Work. Walnut Creek, CA(2009)
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