In Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections of Life and Work (2008), Carolyn Ellis demonstrates a striking ability to tell stories while simultaneously interrogating their meanings. Ellis uses autoethnography and meta-autoethnography to write herself and others into stories which connect to issues that extend beyond the particular characters in the stories. This book demonstrates the value that autoethnography can offer to researcher, reader, academia, as well as to community practice. This review introduces the term experiential layering as a way to describe Ellis' revisioning of the stories that she presented in The Ethnographic I.
Autoethnography, Meta-autoethnography, Experiential Layering, Qualitative Research
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Sutton-Brown, C. (2010). Review of Carolyn Ellis' Book, Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections of Life and Work. The Qualitative Report, 15(5), 1306-1308. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol15/iss5/21