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ERIC Number: ED416549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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What Counts as Scholarship in Communication? An Autoethnographic Response.
Ellis, Carolyn
An educator, an "old timer" in sociology but new in the field of communication, sees her work as a "calling," a "mission." She wants the audience to feel the emotion of autoethnography. To bring research to life, she chooses three autoethnographic vignettes to show scenes in which a different kind of stigma is felt: the first illustrates racial stigma, the second depicts minor bodily stigma, and the third displays stigma of disability and embarrassment through association. She hopes these vignettes move listeners to feel stigma and to sense some of the evocative power that comes through the concrete details of autoethnographic narrative. The question: "What counts as scholarship in communication?" can be reworded to become What does scholarship do? or What meaning does it give to people's lives as academics? It is easy for presentations to take on characteristics of a shootout at the OK Corral, and there must be a better way to communicate. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A