This collection of international critical scholarship seeks to question, provoke, unsettle and reengage with changing understandings of autoethnography, its research and practices. In this review I share my reading of these contributions by highlighting important themes running throughout the book. These involve the shared but differently positioned vulnerabilities present in knowledge making, alongside desires for recognition, visibility or belonging. However, equally present are processes of misrecognition, silencing and othering resulting from unequal distributions of power and privilege. This book reaffirms how autoethnographic research may recognise vulnerabilities, but these are always more than individual suffering. Vulnerability becomes political. The scope and reach of these international perspectives potentially promise grounds for action and resistance much needed from all our research.
International, Autoethnographic, Autoethnography, Research Practice
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Aranda, K. (2018). Purpose, Power, Politics, Privilege, and Promise: A Review of International Perspectives on Autoethnographic Research and Practice. The Qualitative Report, 23(12), 3153-3156. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3873