Critical Autoethnography, to Trouble with Words

  • Elizabeth Mackinlay


Chapter  9 is a “defining chapter” and presents my thinking-as-writing-as-thinking about what critical autoethnography might be and “who I are” as a critical autoethnographer. The act of definition in and of itself I present as “troubling” and then position critical autoethnography as a writing praxis replete with trouble. In this chapter I deliberately avoid defining critical autoethnography per se and instead present ways of re/turning around words myself and others in the field have written about critical autoethnography as a provocation towards a kind and loving way of writing.


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  • Elizabeth Mackinlay
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  1. 1.School of EducationThe University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

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