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Evocative autoethnography: writing lives and telling stories

By: Bochner, Arthur P.
Contributor(s): Ellis, Carolyn [Co author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Routledge 2016Description: 330 p. With index.ISBN: 9781629582153.Subject(s): Ethnology - Authorship | Methodology | Ethnology - Biographical methodsDDC classification: 808.06692 Summary: This comprehensive text is the first to introduce evocative autoethnography as a methodology and a way of life in the human sciences. Using numerous examples from their work and others, world-renowned scholars Arthur Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, originators of the method, emphasize how to connect intellectually and emotionally to the lives of readers throughout the challenging process of representing lived experiences. Written as the story of a fictional workshop, based on many similar sessions led by the authors, it incorporates group discussions, common questions, and workshop handouts. The book:describes the history, development, and purposes of evocative storytelling;provides detailed instruction on becoming a story-writer and living a writing life;examines fundamental ethical issues, dilemmas, and responsibilities;illustrates ways ethnography intersects with autoethnography; calls attention to how truth and memory figure into the works and lives of evocative autoethnographers. https://www.routledge.com/Evocative-Autoethnography-Writing-Lives-and-Telling-Stories-1st-Edition/Bochner-Ellis/p/book/9781629582153
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part One: Origins and History
1. Coming to Autoethnography
2. The Rise of Autoethnography
Part Two: Writing and Telling Evocative Stories
3. Storytelling and Story Writing
4. Thinking with ‘Maternal Connections’
Part Three: Ethical Dilemmas and Ethnographic Choices
5. Doing Evocative Autoethnography Ethically
6. The ‘Ethno’ in Evocative Autoethnography
Part Four: Blending Evocative Genres
7. Thinking with ‘Bird On The Wire’
8. Memory and Truth
Coda
References
Index
About the Authors

This comprehensive text is the first to introduce evocative autoethnography as a methodology and a way of life in the human sciences. Using numerous examples from their work and others, world-renowned scholars Arthur Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, originators of the method, emphasize how to connect intellectually and emotionally to the lives of readers throughout the challenging process of representing lived experiences. Written as the story of a fictional workshop, based on many similar sessions led by the authors, it incorporates group discussions, common questions, and workshop handouts. The book:describes the history, development, and purposes of evocative storytelling;provides detailed instruction on becoming a story-writer and living a writing life;examines fundamental ethical issues, dilemmas, and responsibilities;illustrates ways ethnography intersects with autoethnography;
calls attention to how truth and memory figure into the works and lives of evocative autoethnographers.

https://www.routledge.com/Evocative-Autoethnography-Writing-Lives-and-Telling-Stories-1st-Edition/Bochner-Ellis/p/book/9781629582153


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