Tied to the worldly work of writing: parent as ethnographer

BARRETT, Elizabeth (2017). Tied to the worldly work of writing: parent as ethnographer. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.

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Parent narratives have contributed to ethnographic accounts of the lives of autistic children (Kelly, 2005) but there are fewer examples of parents producing their own autoethnographies. This paper explores the affordances of an online blog for enabling a parent of an autistic child to produce a written record of practice which may be considered 'autoethnographic'. Richardson’s (2005) framework for ethnography as Creative Analytic Process is applied to extracts from a blog post in order to consider its contribution; reflexivity; aesthetic merit; and impact. The paper addresses the methodological and ethical implications of reconceptualising parents as researchers and the potential contribution of new writing platforms to the development of auto/ethnography. Key words: Autism, Auto/ethnography, Blog, Disability, Mother

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Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629517741008
Depositing User: Elizabeth Barrett
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 16:18
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17054

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