Creative Selves / Creative Cultures

Critical Autoethnography, Performance, and Pedagogy

  • Stacy Holman Jones
  • Marc Pruyn

Part of the Creativity, Education and the Arts book series (CEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Researching and Writing Creative Selves/Creative Cultures

  3. Mapping and Remembering Creative Selves/Creative Cultures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Stefan Schutt
      Pages 57-77
  4. Embodying Creative Selves/Creative Cultures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Anne Harris, Stacy Holman Jones
      Pages 113-129
  5. Rehearsing and Transforming Creative Selves/Creative Cultures

  6. Tracing, Playing, and Improvising Creative Selves/Creative Cultures

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-255

About this book


This book addresses and demonstrates the importance of critical approaches to autoethnography, particularly the commitment that such approaches make to theorizing the personal and to creating work that embodies a social justice ethos. Arts-based and practice-led approaches to this work allow the explanatory power of critical theory to be linked with creative, aesthetically engaging, and personal examples of the ideas at work. By making use of personal stories, critical autoethnography also allows for commenting on, critiquing, and transforming damaging and unjust cultural beliefs and practices by questioning and problematizing the relationships of power that are bound up in these selves, cultures and practices. The essays in this volume provide readers with work that demonstrates how critical autoethnography offers researchers and scholars across multiple disciplines a method for creatively putting critical theory into action. The book will be vital reading for students, researchers and scholars working in the fields of education, communication studies, sociology and cultural anthropology, and the performing arts.


Creativity Education Drama Theatre Teaching critical autoethnography performance and pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Stacy Holman Jones
    • 1
  • Marc Pruyn
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Theatre and PerformanceMonash UniversityMelbourne, VICAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityFrankston, VICAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47526-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47527-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site