Autoethnography and activism: Movement, intensity and potential

Ken Gale, Jonathan Wyatt

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In this short paper, we pay attention to what an autoethnography might do. In relationality we understand autoethnographic practices as assembling and dissembling bodies that are active in always territorialising space and in world making. They have the capacity to affect and be affected and therefore, as performing and performative practices, they act and are acted upon. With Madison, we see these acts as activist, and we therefore see autoethnographic practice as always shifting, always about movement, intensity and potentiality; it never resides, it lives in the creation of the next moment, the next step into the not yet known.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Early online date20 Sep 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Sep 2018


  • autoethnography
  • activism
  • posthuman
  • affect
  • activist autoethnography

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