Interpretive Autoethnography (Qualitative Research Methods 17 2nd Revised edition)

Interpretive Autoethnography (Qualitative Research Methods 17 2nd Revised edition)

By: Norman K. Denzin (author)Paperback

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Bringing in elements of postmodernism and interpretive social science, Denzin re-examines the biographical and autobiographical genres as methods for qualitative researchers. The book points up the inherent weaknesses in traditional biographical forms, and outlines a new way in which biographies should be conceptualized and shaped. The book provides a guide to the assumptions of the biographical method, to its key terms, and to the strategies for gathering and interpreting such materials. Denzin introduces the key concept of 'epiphany', or turning points in person's lives. Along the way, a host of examples are provided from the author's own work and others, making this an extremely useful volume for qualitative researchers.

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Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including Indians on Display; Custer on Canvas; The Qualitative Manifesto; Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire; Searching for Yellowstone; Reading Race; Interpretive Ethnography; The Cinematic Society; The Voyeur's Gaze; and The Alcoholic Self. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor (with Yvonna S. Lincoln) of four editions of the Handbook of Qualitative Research, coeditor (with Michael D. Giardina) of eight plenary volumes from the annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, co-editor (with Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research, and editor of three book series.


1. Assumptions of the Method 2. A Clarification of Terms 3. Interpretive Guidelines 4. Selves, Stories, Experiences 5. Evaluating Performance Autoethnography 6. In Conclusion: Performing Lives

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  • publication date: 21/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781452299815
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781452299815
  • weight: 159
  • ISBN10: 1452299811
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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