Using writing and narrative to make sociopolitical meaning from autobiography.
Through a wide array of texts and methodologies, Storying the Self spotlights autoethnographic research—and pushes the discipline in new directions. This edited volume aims to explore critical and creative approaches to understanding the self in relation to vital social, cultural, and political spheres. Chapters touch on memory and nostalgia, voluntourism in Malawi, the importance of intersectionality, documentary filmmaking, epilepsy, and other experiences to examine the role of the self, as both researcher and storyteller.
Storying the Self features contributions by Ross Adamson, Suzy Bamblett, Emily Bell, Jenni Cresswell, Hannah Davita Ludikhuijze, Sandra Lyndon, Vanessa Marr, Éva Mikuska, Jess Moriarty, Deirdre Russell, Louise Spiers, Holly Stewart, and Lucianna Whittle. It is the first book in Intellect’s innovative new series Performance and Communities, which celebrates, challenges, and researches performance in the real world.