As a book reviewer, I am penning down my thoughts restlessly on the book, Writing Philosophical Autoethnography, with a diverse audience in mind, encompassing readers, writers, and researchers of all levels from various disciplines in the social sciences and education. This groundbreaking work, edited by Alec Grant and published by Routledge, masterfully blends philosophy and autoethnography (Grant, 2023). The book distinguishes itself through its philosophical depth, with each chapter demonstrating a profound engagement with philosophical debates and theories rooted in Western philosophical traditions. This approach sets it apart from other autoethnographic works where philosophical concepts often appear to be secondary. However, the strong focus on philosophy might render the content somewhat challenging for readers who are not well-versed in philosophical theories. Despite this, the book is an indispensable resource for autoethnographers, offering practical examples of how to weave philosophy into their writing. Overall, this book expands the horizons of autoethnographic research and encourages researchers to delve deeper into the philosophical aspects of their autoethnographic work.


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Niroj Dahal (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7646-1186), works as a lecturer at Kathmandu University School of Education under the Department of STEAM Education. His research interests include ICT in education, qualitative research, mathematics education, open, distance & e-learning, STEAM education, research and development, and ICT & e-Research. Mr. Dahal has been teaching graduate and undergraduate students for over a decade. He has also been continuously taking part and presenting his research and practices in more than a dozen plus national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars. He has published articles, research notes, editorials, book reviews, and book chapters in various national and international journals and publication presses in the fields of ICT, qualitative research, education in general and mathematics education, and STEAM education. He may be contacted by e-mail at niroj@kusoed.edu.np.

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