In response to Chris’ request that we locate our work within autoethnographic theory, I have knocked up a post on my own blog that does so. Hopefully some of you find it useful, and if you find anything I can improve upon, by all means leave a comment in either location.
Greetings valued reader, my name is Dave and I am fanatical about anything with a firing order, particularly automobiles. When offered the opportunity to autoethnographically research a topic of my choosing, I was quick to combine my passion for motorsport with the anime that has influenced an increasing inclination in my ever-inflating automotive infatuation: Initial D. Somewhat-accurately depicting drift culture, this animated series has become a cult classic in the drifting community, and as an active member of this community, I hope to at least begin unpacking features of the series that have fuelled the flames of fandom, but first, I feel I must explain the tool with which I plan to do so.
Ellis et al (2011) articulate the academic investigative method of autoethnography best through deconstruction; noting that such an approach to research and writing seeks to describe through analysis (graphy) personal experience (auto) in…
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