On auto-ethnography

Sally-Anne Denshire

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Auto-ethnography, an alternative method and form of writing, can make for uncomfortable reading. A transgressive account in the context of professional practice opens out a professional's life, remaking power relations in the process. Relational ethics is an emerging growth area for auto-ethnographers, given the ethical implications for everyone represented in a transgressive telling. Future directions include fresh juxtapositions of layered auto-ethnographic texts and collaborative accounts that break with the self-other dichotomy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-850
Number of pages20
JournalCurrent Sociology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


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