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ERIC Number: EJ1114061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2014-6418
Borges & Bikes Riders: Toward an Understanding of Autoethnography
Wamsted, John O.
Qualitative Research in Education, v1 n2 p179-201 Oct 2012
In this article the author--a full-time high school mathematics teacher and concurrent doctoral candidate in Department of Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology at Georgia State University--will make a case for the use of an autoethnographic methodological tool he is calling "narrative mining." He will begin by briefly summarizing his experiences attempting to write and publish autoethnography; a short story by Argentine mystery writer Jorge Luis Borges will serve as a frame to provide three examples of barriers the author believes lie between a writer and any attempt at self-knowledge. A partial solution to these barriers is proposed in the form of an examination of the personal stories a writer has told over time. An example is then shown, and a call made for a deeper look into the possible spaces opened up in a continued examination of the personal story
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Language: English
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