Collaborative autoethnography: from rhythm and harmony to shared stories and truths

Carless, David and Douglas, Kitrina (2021) Collaborative autoethnography: from rhythm and harmony to shared stories and truths. In: Routledge Handbook of Autoethnography. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, USA. (In Press)

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This chapter offers a review of the rich and diverse literature on collaborative autoethnography interwoven with a critical, personal and political collaborative autoethnography. We outline the origins and development of collaborative approaches to autoethnography, the diverse approaches that have been used to date, and the relationships that may be called into being when autoethnographic researchers choose to collaborate. We see an important hallmark of collaborative autoethnography to be an openness to, and playful experimentation with, multiple voices and forms. Innovation and multiplicity, we suggest, enrich a field where difference and diversity are not only welcomed and very much at home, but essential.

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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter due to be published by Routledge/CRC Press in Routledge Handbook of Autoethnography and will be available online at: or
Subjects: Education > Academic cultures
Medicine and health > Research methodologies
Social sciences > Communication and culture
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Depositing User: Kitrina Douglas
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 06:44
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2020 15:06

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