- Norman K. Denzin - University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, USA
Qualitative Research Methods
Norman K. Denzin’s newest text, Interpretive Autoethnography, intricately blends the best of Interpretive Biography (1989) and Interpretive Interactionism (2001). It is a must read for advanced, seriously committed narrative, autoethnographic researchers and writers. Denzin succeeds at making autoethnographic terminology accessible. Crisp accounts illustrate the abundance of terms and characteristics. Writers now have a means to write with new and varied eyes elevating participants’ voices. Stories blend histories, cultures, drama and myriad other features that Denzin illuminates to add sincerity to text.
This is a groundbreaking and visionary text for anyone interested in autoethnography, personal experience, and life story research.
Denzin's Interpretive Autoethnography provides a deeply comprehensive and deftly concise analysis of autoethnographic methods, theories, and trends. He places autoethnography where it belongs, grounded in theory and rigorous analysis. From Sartre to Conquergood, Anzuldua to Derrida, Denzin tracks the philosophical and methodological journey of autoethnography as an interpretive, performative, poststructural, and politically transgressive methodology. This is the foundational survey text for autoethnographic inquiry belonging under the arm of students and accomplished scholars alike walking into a qualitative methods classroom.
Good text for reference but others are more contemporary.
More Useful for msc and PhD students than Bsc students
Really useful as introductory text for beginning doctoral students - both to autoethnography and to a distinct way of thinking about social science research
Excellent analysis and description of the subject
Brilliant book- it is not only well written but also captures the importance of auto-ethnography.
Love this book looking for Fall 2015
A very useful, little text that is easy to read and ideal for students and novice researchers embarking on this method of qualitative enquiry.