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Rozum czy emocje?
Reason or Emotions?

On Varieties of Autoethnography and the Epistemological Chasms and Bridges between Them

Author(s): Anna Kacperczyk
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN
Keywords: analytic autoethnography; evocative autoethnography; history of anthropology; autoethnographic praxis; reason or emotion

Summary/Abstract: In this article, the author discusses the limits of analytical and evocative autoethnography as described by the creators of these concepts and by scholars who embark on autoethnographic projects. The author attempts to answer the question of whether it is possible to move freely between the fields of analytic autoethnography and evocative autoethnography. Can rechercher freely combine analytical and evocative motifs within the framework of the autoethnographies he create? What are the fundamental differences between these approaches? What indicates the analyticality or the suggestiveness of the autoethnographic text? For whom and what are such divisions necessary? These considerations correspond to the practical problems appearing in the application of the autoethnographic approach in contemporary social research.

  • Issue Year: 61/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 127-148
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish