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Mobile Orientations: An Intimate Autoethnography of Migration, Sex Work, and Humanitarian Borders

Nicola Mai

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584959
eISBN:
9780226585147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The book draws on unique and original research on the experiences of women, men, transgender people, minors and third party agents working in the sex industry in a variety of settings and jobs in the ... More


From Emancipation to Exclusion: Racial Analogy in Afro-Asian Periodical Print Culture

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 broadens our understanding of Reconstruction to encompass the West and its “Chinese Question.” It builds upon the analytics for articulating racial difference—differential thinking—honed in ... More


Arabic, Self and Autoethnography

Yasir Suleiman

in Arabic, Self and Identity: A Study in Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747016
eISBN:
9780199896905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747016.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter deals with the language-Self link in the study of Arabic in the social world. For this purpose, the chapter investigates two sites in the authors’ linguistic behaviour as a teacher ... More


The Narrative Complexity of Ordinary Life: Tales from the Coffee Shop

William L. Randall

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199930432
eISBN:
9780190267193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930432.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Every day of life, we are enmeshed in countless storylines: those we spin around the experiences we remember, the people we relate to, and the world we inhabit, plus what others spin around us. And ... More


Intimate Autoethnography

Nicola Mai

in Mobile Orientations: An Intimate Autoethnography of Migration, Sex Work, and Humanitarian Borders

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584959
eISBN:
9780226585147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585147.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 1 further explores the author's subjective positioning and presents in more detail the methodological implications of his intimate, autoethnographic approach. It focuses on the strategic ... More


Chinese Supernaturalism: Mythic Ethnography and the Mystical Other

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the way Chinese supernatural films pursue a kind of mythic autoethnography, where Chinese religious beliefs and superstitions receive an intensified makeover to emphasize the ... More


Introduction

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Opening with an autoethnographic extract detailing the end of the author’s English Channel swim, the chapter describes the sport of marathon swimming. It presents a working definition and a ... More


Skateboarding Basics: The Grammar of Skateboarding Tricks

Gregory J. Snyder

in Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814769867
eISBN:
9780814729205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter goes deeper into the naming of tricks and provides a firsthand account of the process of learning to skateboard from the author’s brother and key informant, Aaron Snyder, a former ... More


Author Autoethnography: Life as a Legal Sex Worker

Breanna Mohr

in Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada's Legal Brothels

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479859290
eISBN:
9781479875597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 5 is an autoethnographic account of author Breanna Mohr’s lived experiences working in a legal brothel. Initially choosing legal prostitution as an occupation when she was in her early ... More


Intersections, Overlaps, and Collaborations

Mwenda Ntarangwi

in The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040061
eISBN:
9780252098260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040061.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter summarizes in brief an ethnography which demonstrates a close collaboration between the subject and researcher; the role one hip hop artist plays in a counterdiscourse to Christianity's ... More


Autoethnography and Post-Mandarin Masculinity

Ben Tran

in Post-Mandarin: Masculinity and Aesthetic Modernity in Colonial Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273133
eISBN:
9780823273188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273133.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 1 elaborates upon the relationship between the native intellectual’s vexed masculinity, analyzing reportage as a form of bodily knowledge indicative of the post-mandarin’s uncertain ... More


Death-Defying Heroes

Henry Jenkins

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter is an autoethnography of the author’s relationship to superhero comics. His reflections are shaped by his experience of grief over the recent death of his mother. He attempts to find out ... More


Four ‘Ordinary’ Deaths

Kausar S. Khan

in Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter by Kausar S. Khan draws continuities between her early research in unplanned settlements (katchi abadis) in Orangi, her activism in the Karachi’s Women’s Action Forum, and her academic ... More


In the Wake of the Memoir Boom

Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson

in Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669851
eISBN:
9781452946238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669851.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines some emergent forms of life writing that have recently gained prominence. These include the new-model national narrative; narratives of rights, testimony, incarceration, and ... More


Live Nude Girls: Notes on Being a Naked Participant-Observer

Jessica Berson

in The Naked Result: How Exotic Dance Became Big Business

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199846207
eISBN:
9780190272623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846207.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter addresses the use of autoethnography as a guiding methodology and situates this approach within a body of work on ethnography and autoethnography, especially in studies of sex work. ... More


Practicing Ambivalence: White and Black Women in Asian American Performance

Angela K. Ahlgren

in Drumming Asian America: Taiko, Performance, and Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199374014
eISBN:
9780199374052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199374014.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter uses autoethnography and personal interviews to illustrate the experiences of white and black women in taiko. Given that a majority of taiko players in the United States are Asian ... More


Introduction

Richard D. Sawyer and Joe Norris

in Duoethnography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199757404
eISBN:
9780190255992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199757404.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of duoethnography. It explains that a dialogic context in duoethnography is not only a conversation between people, but between people and their ... More


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