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

David Carless, Kitrina Douglas

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Autoethnography
EditorsTony E. Adams, Stacy Holman Jones, Carolyn Ellis
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780429776960
ISBN (Print)9781138363120, 9781138363113
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2021


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