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Carolyn Ellis

Ethnography

2008

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Let's Get Personal: First-Generation Autoethnographers Reflect On Writing Personal Narratives, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, N Denzin, H Goodall, R Pelias, L Richardson Dec 2007

Let's Get Personal: First-Generation Autoethnographers Reflect On Writing Personal Narratives, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, N Denzin, H Goodall, R Pelias, L Richardson

Carolyn Ellis

What is evidence in qualitative inquiry and how is it evaluated? What is true or false in research is strongly influenced by socially defined criteria and by the politics of academia. In providing an alternative to conservative science, qualitative researchers are often victimized by these politics. The use of qualitative evidence within the policy arena is also subject to social and political factors. Within qualitative inquiry itself, evidence is defined differently in different discourses—law, medicine, history, cultural, or performance studies. The interdisciplinary, international group of contributors to this volume address these questions in an attempt to create evidential criteria ...


Autoethnography As Constructionist Project, Carolyn Ellis, L Richardson Dec 2007

Autoethnography As Constructionist Project, Carolyn Ellis, L Richardson

Carolyn Ellis

Constructionism has become one of the most popular research approaches in the social sciences. But until now, little attention has been given to the conceptual and methodological underpinnings of the constructionist stance, and the remarkable diversity within the field. This cutting-edge handbook brings together a dazzling array of scholars to review the foundations of constructionist research, how it is put into practice in multiple disciplines, and where it may be headed in the future. The volume critically examines the analytic frameworks, strategies of inquiry, and methodological choices that together form the mosaic of contemporary constructionism, making it an authoritative reference ...


Autoethnographic Introspective In Ethnographic Fiction: A Method Of Inquiry, Carolyn Ellis, C Davis Dec 2007

Autoethnographic Introspective In Ethnographic Fiction: A Method Of Inquiry, Carolyn Ellis, C Davis

Carolyn Ellis

This book explores the experiential research methods (arts-based, reflexative, collaborative) that allow researchers to access their own and their participants' knowing in richer ways. It comprises chapters on innovative methods of research and analysis using literary forms, performance and visual arts, and through collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry. It offers methodological discussions and first-person accounts of experiences in using these methods in order to fire the imagination of students and researchers. Writers are drawn from various disciplines in the health and social sciences, and the methodologies they discuss can be applied across these fields.