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Since its earliest examples, autoethnography has been a subject of controversy. Ethnography itself has a troubled history with something of a stigma from old-fashioned anthropology where, the ethnographer sought to capture the true identity of a culture (Denzin, 1997). It is not the domain of this document to go into the history of the method in detail, but it is worthwhile examining three areas – aims, validity and the friction between analysis and evocation.

Autoethnographic Approaches

Dear Reader – the Black Pages

Truth …




Screen Writing

Embracing the Dragon