I offer this review on autoethnography for various social science disciplines for readers, writers, and novice and experienced researchers. The second edition of the Handbook of Autoethnography, edited by Tony E. Adams, Stacy Holman Jones, and Carolyn Ellis (2022b), includes contributions from more than 50 authors representing more than a dozen disciplines and writing from different parts of the world and published on year 2022. The book attempted to develop, enhance, and broaden qualitative research and autoethnographic inquiry. This review is based on the section on Doing Autoethnography, which provides examples of diverse, considerate, practical, innovative, and applied autoethnography. I tried to explore definitions of autoethnography, identify and illustrate key features of autoethnography, and engage the philosophical, relational, cultural, and ethical foundations of autoethnographic practice in addition to providing some information about the book. I recommend reading this book to gain more knowledge about “autoethnography” in general and “doing autoethnography” in particular.


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Niroj Dahal, Ph.D. Scholar in STEAM Education, 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 field of ICT, qualitative research, education in general and mathematics education, and STEAM education in particular. He may be contacted by e-mail at niroj@kusoed.edu.np.

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