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New Faculty Publication! Handbook of Autoethnography

January 17, 2014

Handbook of Autoethnography book coverThe Handbook of Autoethnography, coedited by Communication Studies faculty member Stacy Holman Jones with Tony E. Adams and Carolyn Ellis, was recently published by Left Coast Press. In this definitive reference volume, almost fifty leading thinkers and practitioners of autoethnographic research—from four continents and a dozen disciplines—comprehensively cover its vision, opportunities and challenges. Chapters address the theory, history, and ethics of autoethnographic practice, representational and writing issues, the personal and relational concerns of the autoethnographer, and the link between researcher and social justice. A set of 13 exemplars show the use of these principles in action. Autoethnography is one of the most popularly practiced forms of qualitative research over the past 20 years, and this volume captures all its essential elements for graduate students and practicing researchers. The book won the 2013 National Communication Association's Ethnography Division Book Award for Best Edited Collection.