Chapter 16. An Accidental Tourist

  1. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing
  1. Lei Foster Mental Health Nurse

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch16

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

How to Cite

Foster, L. (2010) An Accidental Tourist, in Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice (ed C. Johns), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Reflective Practice Forum, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. Bedford Community Mental Health Team, Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust, Bedfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185684

Online ISBN: 9781444324969

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Keywords:

  • an accidental tourist;
  • Cudmore and Sondermeyer's use of analogy of Lewis Carroll's story Alice Through the Looking Glass;
  • Cudmore and Sondermeyer's comical description of - ethnographic researcher who ‘grabs’ data from the field and ‘runs’ back to safety of their own familiar ‘world ’;
  • ‘defamiliarise’ something - to think of it in terms of images;
  • autoethnography, intensely conscious act;
  • accidental tourist notion - someone who unexpectedly finds themselves placed in position of a tourist;
  • process of reflexivity - Freshwater and Rolfe's ‘turning back on oneself’;
  • Marx's study of commodity fetishism in Das Capital;
  • Hegel's journey of Spirit - The Phenomenology, achieving the Absolute

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Postscript

  • References