Autoethnography: Creating stories that make a difference

Barbara Humberstone, Robbie Nicol

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Abstract / Description of output

In this chapter we show how autoethnography can capture and (re)present experiences in the outdoors. Through our own first-person accounts, we view memories as the essential building blocks of experience and data capture, and explore the importance of holding in creative tension concepts of mind and world. We advocate autoethnography as a maturing area of enquiry useful to outdoor studies because it draws primarily on the powerful direct experiences of its practitioners. Autoethnography is not about personal edification but a means of capturing powerful personal experiences that have the potential to transform self, sub-groups, communities and ultimately society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch methods in Outdoor Studies
EditorsBarbara Humberstone, Heather Prince
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780429199004
ISBN (Print)9780367188702, 9780367188832
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Outdoor Studies


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