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: Handbook of Autoethnography. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, USA, pp. 155-165. ISBN 9780429431760

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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 also essential.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.4324/9780429431760-16
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Handbook of Autoethnography on July 2021, available online: 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: 20 Jan 2023 02:45


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