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Tensions in (Re)presenting the Self in Reflexive Autoethnographical Research

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Kathryn Haynes


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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore a number of tensions arising in the presentation of autoethnographical research. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a reflexive autoethnographical account of undertaking and publically presenting autoethnographical research. Findings – The paper problematises the extent and form of disclosure; the voice and representation of the researcher; the difficulties in dealing with sensitive subjects; conflicts between public and private domains; questions of validity; the extent and form of theorisation of autoethnographical narratives; and emotion and performativity in presenting autoethnographical research. Originality/value – The paper provides an analysis of the potential of autoethnography, while exploring the presentational and performative context of academia

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Author(s): Haynes K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management

Year: 2011

Volume: 6

Issue: 2

Pages: 134-149

ISSN (print): 1746-5648

ISSN (electronic): 1746-5656

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1108/17465641111159125


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