Ethnography & Autoethnography

Aldiabat, K., & Le Navenec, C. (2011). Clarification of the blurred boundaries between grounded theory and ethnography: Differences and similarities. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, 2(3), 1-13. Retrieved from  [PDF]

Anderson, T. D., & Fourie, I. (2015). Collaborative autoethnography as a way of seeing the experience of care giving as an information practice. Information Research, 20(1). Retrieved from

Atkinson, P. A. (2015). For ethnography. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Bochner, A. P. (2012). On first-person narrative scholarship: Autoethnography as acts of meaning. Narrative Inquiry, 22(1), 155-164.

Campbell, E., & Lassiter, L. E. (2015). Doing ethnography today: Theories, methods, exercises. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons.

Chang, H. (2009). Autoethnography as method. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Dauphinee, E. (2010). The ethics of autoethnography. Review of International Studies, 36, 799-818.

Davis, D., & Craven, C. (2016). Feminist ethnography: Thinking through methodologies, challenges, and possibilities. Latham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Denzin, N. K. (2013)Interpretive autoethnography (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Ellis, C. (2007). Telling secrets, revealing lives: Relational ethics in research with intimate others. Qualitative Inquiry, 13(1), 3-29. doi:10.1177/1077800406294947  [PDF]

Ellis, C., Adams, T. E., & Bochner, A. P. (2011). Autoethnography: An overview. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12(1).

Forsey, M. G. (2010). Ethnography as participant listening. Ethnography, 11, 558-572. doi:10.1177/1466138110372587

Hamdan, A. (2012). Autoethnography as a genre of qualitative research: A journey inside out. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11, 585-606.

Jones, S. H., Adams, T. E., & Ellis, C. (2013). Handbook of autoethnography. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Ladner, S. (2014). Practical ethnography: A guide to doing ethnography in the private sector. New York, NY: Routledge.

Ngunjiri, F. W., Hernandez, K. C., & Chang, H. (2010). Living autoethnography: Connecting life and research. Journal of Research Practice, 6(1), 1-17. Retrieved from

Rubinstein-Avila, E., & Maranzana, S. (2015). Dual reflections on teaching and learning of autoethnography: Preparing doctoral students authentically for a career in the academy. Qualitative Research in Education, 4(3), 243-268. doi:10.17583/qre.2015.1328

Simon, G. (2013). Relational ethnography: Writing and reading in research relationships. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 14(1).

Tedlock, B. (2017). Braiding narrative ethnography with memoir and creative nonfiction. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of qualitative research (5th ed.)(pp. 854-866). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Tillman, L. M. (2009). Speaking into silences: Autoethnography, communication, and applied research. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 37(1), 94-97.


Van Mannen, J. (2011). Tales of the field: On writing ethnography (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Wall, S. (2008). Easier said than done: Writing an autoethnography. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 7(1), 38-53.

Wall, S. (2015). Focused ethnography: A methodological adaptation for social research in emerging contexts. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(1).