Introduction: Decolonizing Autoethnography
Can there be a decolonial autoethnography? If so, what could such an autoethnography look, sound, and feel like? If the possibility of decolonizing this mode of knowing does not exist, then what are the impediments—discursive, material, political, social—that disallow a move to decolonized autoethnographic work? Where would decolonization take us? What does it mean to write the self in and out of colonial historical frameworks? In this special issue, we bring to life such conversations through nine essays and a postscript that perform, ruminate, narrate—with a thoughtful tenderness—some versions of decolonized and postcolonial autoethnography. The essays illustrate the form that emerges when the colonial and postcolonial (both past and present) are taken as central concerns in autoethnographic writing.
autoethnography, ethnographies, methodologies, decolonizing the academy, pedagogy, critical race theory, ethnicity and race
Chawla, Devika and Atay, Ahmet, "Introduction: Decolonizing Autoethnography" (2018). Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, , 3-8. 10.1177/1532708617728955. Retrieved from https://openworks.wooster.edu/facpub/320