This review critiques Stephen Andrew’s proposed method for applying ethical guidelines to autoethnographic research. Andrew argues that although extant autoethnographic literature attends to a variety of ethical considerations (i.e., relational ethics, reflexivity in research, tools for ethical writing), explicit analytical guidelines are lacking. Using excerpts from personal autoethnographies, Andrew illustrates his conception for an autoethnographic ethic leaving readers with practical tools and resonant narratives.


Autoethnography, Ethics, Associated Others, Reflexivity, Ethical Analysis

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Janie Copple is a first-year doctoral student in the Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methodologies program at the University of Georgia. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: jrc64521@uga.edu.


The author wishes to thank Dr. Kathy Roulston at the University of Georgia for introducing me to autoethnography and for her encouragement and support in submitting this review for publication.

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