Introduction to Autoethnography

  • Ajnesh Prasad


The aim of this chapter is threefold. First, I describe the intellectual origins of autoethnography. Second, I define autoethnography as a method for social inquiry. Third, I describe the layout of this book. This chapter is intended to foreground the subsequent chapters, which draw on my fieldwork in Palestine to offer glimpses into how I have leveraged autoethnography in my own work, as both a method and a form of writing.


Autoethnography Reflexivity Research ethics Research method Self 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajnesh Prasad
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Roads UniversityVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Tecnologico de MonterreyMexico CityMexico

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