Big Word of the Day: Autoethnographic

Letter A

In honour of Carrie Rubin’s post today about use of Big Words, may I present to you, my Big Word of the Day:

Autoethnographic

Self-reflective writing that explores the writer/researcher’s personal experience and connects this autobiographical story to wider cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings.

I readily confess, as I don’t believe it will betray me as an ignoramus, that today is the first time I have ever encountered this magnificent word. It has, I believe, rather more to do with research than writing, but I have fallen in love with it anyway.

So I just  had to share it.

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Author: Jools

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7 thoughts on “Big Word of the Day: Autoethnographic”

  1. I agree–what a great word. I learned the word ‘ethnography’ for the first time a few years back while working on my public health degree. Putting ‘auto’ in front of a form of it is even more fun. 🙂

    Thanks so much for the mention. Much appreciated!

    1. I love words like these, the sort that make you smile simply because there’s actually a word for whatever-it-is! Welcome to the conversation, Cecilia. 🙂

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