The proliferation of autoethnographies offers scholars and writers multiple opportunities to consider the various methods of authorial positioning in qualitative research inquiry. In this article, I review Guyana Diaries: Women's Lives across Difference, by Kimberly D. Nettles, while reflecting my own choices as an autoethnographic author. Autoethnographic writing is presented as a 'never-ending story,' which may have lasting, transformative effects on those who produce it


Autoethnography, Representation of Self and Other, Identity, Authorial Positioning, Arts-Based Inquiry

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Dr. Laurie L. Charlés is Co-Editor for The Qualitative Report and The Weekly Qualitative Report at Nova Southeastern University. An Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, she is a family therapist and consultant with refugee resettlement agencies in the U.S. She can be contacted at 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125; Telephone 617-287-7698; E-mail: lauriecharles@hotmail.com.

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 1, Issue 7


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