3. Autoethnography

When I Was A Girl (Notes on Contrivance)

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Roger N. Lancaster

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch3

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Lancaster, R. N. (2011) Autoethnography, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. George Mason University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • autoethnography - when I was A Girl (notes on contrivance);
  • autoethnography, embodied practice - ethnographic investigation;
  • reducible, neither to autobiography nor fiction – autoethnography, sharing elements with both;
  • autoethnographic accounts - addressing issues of power inherent;
  • “When I was a Girl” evokings - indeterminacy and contingency;
  • faultlines - all not euphonious in a little community;
  • families, that we make - practices getting passed along by word of mouth;
  • imagined identities - exotic selves, native others;
  • everything given the impress of a certain style - everything stylized;
  • anthropologizing, a how-to manual - course on kinship and social organization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • When i was a Girl (Notes on Contrivance)

  • Prologue

  • Acknowledgments

  • References