Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and analyze a personal experience in order to understand the cultural experience. Autoethnography covers ways of doing research and representing others and treats research as a political, socially-just and socially-conscious act that is unheard of in other studies. An autoethnography researcher uses elements of both autobiography and ethnography to create an autoethnography. A a method autoethnography is both process and product.
Some of the ways one can conduct an autoethnographical study:
- record and communicate
- research and reflect
- expand and augment
- conclude and present
Autoethnography allows the researcher to become a communicator and a storyteller. Most things can be viewed through this research method, which allows us as students to broaden our digital artifacts and knowledge of Asian cultures.
With Asian cultures as our focus for the semester as a class we viewed the original ‘Godzilla’ together. Then keeping…
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